If you're feeling nervous and agitated, you're in a tizzy. If you dislike public speaking, you might be in a tizzy about an upcoming presentation you're giving at school.

The noun tizzy can be positive or negative. So you may get into a tizzy about a big party you're throwing next week, feeling anxious and excited simultaneously. But you can also be in a tizzy about your terrible grade on a math test. Experts aren't sure about the origin of this informal American word, although they know it's been in use since the 1930s.

Definitions of tizzy
  1. noun
    an excited state of agitation
    synonyms: dither, flap, fuss, pother
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    type of:
    a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
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