Search Result for "tizzy":
1. an excited state of agitation;
- Example: "he was in a dither"
- Example: "there was a terrible flap about the theft"
[syn: dither, pother, fuss, tizzy, flap]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tester \Tes"ter\, n. [For testern, teston, fr. F. teston, fr. OF. teste the head, the head of the king being impressed upon the coin. See Tester a covering, and cf. Testone, Testoon.] An old French silver coin, originally of the value of about eighteen pence, subsequently reduced to ninepence, and later to sixpence, sterling. Hence, in modern English slang, a sixpence; -- often contracted to tizzy. Called also teston. --Shak. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "tizzy": befuddlement, bewilderment, bother, botheration, chaos, cloud, confusion, daze, discombobulation, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disorder, disorganization, disorientation, disturbance, dither, embarrassment, flap, flummox, flurry, fluster, flusteration, flustration, flutter, fog, foofaraw, frenzy, fret, fuddle, fuddlement, fume, fuss, haze, jumble, lather, maze, mess, mist, muddle, muddlement, opposite, perplexity, perturbation, pother, pucker, ruffle, shuffle, stew, sweat, swivet, twitter, twitteration, unsettlement, upset