Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Tizzy"

The meaning of "Tizzy" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does tizzy mean?
A: Usually it's short for tantrum... A tantrum/tizzy means uncontrollable behavior that may seem funny to an outsider.

Synonyms of "Tizzy" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between In a tizzy and Throw tantrum ?
A: To throw a tantrum is to become very angry and upset when you don't get something you want. It is usually said about children.
"When I wouldn't buy my son the video game, he threw a tantrum right in the middle of the store."
To be in a tizzy means to be very agitated and busy, maybe going a little crazy, because of a situation. There is no anger involved. The person having the tizzy is not mad.
"My mother was in a tizzy before the wedding because there was so much to do and so little time to do it all."
"When my sister couldn't find her cell phone, she went into a tizzy searching the whole house for it."

Other questions about "Tizzy"

Q: I get myself in a real tizzy when I talk to him. does this sound natural?
A: This is a correct way to use the phrase, but I have never heard anybody use it.

It's such an old phrase that it makes me think of an elderly woman saying it.

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