Zizz vs Zizzy - What's the difference?

zizz | zizzy |

As a noun zizz

is a nap or sleep.

As a verb zizz

is to have a nap.

As an adjective zizzy is

zazzy; flashy; eye-catching.




  • A nap or sleep.
  • * 1973 , Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, page 45)
  • Then I had a little zizz until Martland telephoned.


  • to have a nap
  • zizzy



    (en adjective)
  • zazzy; flashy; eye-catching
  • * 1973 , Punch
  • The irrepressible and arguably irredeemable Al Capp, an expansive, mature and very regular citizen from New Haven, Connecticut, is a man with a facility for open, cynical wise-cracks, a man who knows a zizzy pin-stripe when he sees one
  • * 1988 , The Listener
  • How did you write a zizzy tabloid head in ten minutes from what they did have in the box?
  • * 2012 , Wendy Perriam, Born of Woman
  • A week ago, she had daubed them all with body paint—Hugh and Robert red with spots, even the solemn Charles a zizzy green.
  • tingling
  • * 1998 , Myra Schneider, John Killick, Writing for self-discovery
  • There's a zizzy feeling, prickles in my fingers and toes and a sudden blackness with whorls of light. When I come to Aunt is leaning over me, her ear next to my heart and her fat hot fingers loosening the buttons at the collar of my dress.
  • * 2012 , Richard Ford, The Lay of the Land
  • I go to the window again in my terry-cloth robe, my heart pumping, a zizzy bee-sting quiver down my arms and legs, my bare feet cold on the floor planks.