Fizz vs Fuzz - What's the difference?

fizz | fuzz |

In lang=en terms the difference between fizz and fuzz

is that fizz is to shoot or project something moving at great velocity while fuzz is to become fuzzy.

As nouns the difference between fizz and fuzz

is that fizz is an emission of a rapid stream of bubbles while fuzz is a frizzy mass of hair or fibre or fuzz can be the police.

As verbs the difference between fizz and fuzz

is that fizz is to emit bubbles while fuzz is to make fuzzy.




  • An emission of a rapid stream of bubbles.
  • I poured a cola and waited for the fizz to settle down before topping off the glass.
  • The sound of such an emission.
  • Evan sat back in the hot tub and listened to the relaxing fizz and pops produced by the eruption of bubbles.
  • A carbonated beverage.
  • Nathan ordered an orange fizz from the soda jerk at the counter.


    * (emission of bubbles) effervescence, foam, froth, head * (sound of bubbles) bubble, fizzle, hiss, sputter * (carbonated beverage) pop, seltzer, soda, tonic


  • To emit bubbles.
  • To make a rapid hissing or bubbling sound.
  • the fizzing fuse of a bomb
  • To shoot or project something moving at great velocity.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 15 , author=Saj Chowdhury , title=Man City 4 - 3 Wolves , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=And just before the interval, Kolarov, who was having one of his better games in a City shirt, fizzed in a cracker from 30 yards which the Wolves stopper unconvincingly pushed behind for a corner.}}
  • To travel at a great velocity, producing a sound caused by the speed.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 15 , author=Sam Sheringham , title=Chelsea 2 -03 Blackburn Rovers , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Terry came close to doubling Chelsea's lead when his header from Lampard's mis-hit volley fizzed inches past the upright.}}


    * (emit bubbles) bubble, effervesce, foam, froth * (make bubbling sound) fizzle, hiss, sizzle, sputter

    Derived terms

    * fizzy



    (wikipedia fuzz)

    Etymology 1

    * Some dictionaries suggest a Germanic source * Some dictionaries suggest a


  • A frizzy mass of hair or fibre.
  • * 1895 , Hamlin Garland, Rose of Dutcher's Coolly , page 352:
  • His cheeks were like peaches, with much the same sort of fuzz over them.
  • A blurred image.
  • (computing) The random data used in fuzz testing.
  • (obsolete) A state of befuddlement.
  • * 1784 , Jonathan Swift, "Journal to Stella", The works of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift , page 54:
  • I think I'm in a fuzz , and don't know what I ?ay, I never ?aw the like.


  • To make fuzzy.
  • To become fuzzy.
  • (dated) To make drunk.
  • (Wood)

    Etymology 2



  • The police.
  • * 2009 , , 0:26:17:
  • Let's get the hell out of here before the fuzz turns up