Fizzer

1. firecracker which fails to explode;
2. failure; fiasco

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • fizzer — UK [ˈfɪzə(r)] / US [ˈfɪzər] noun [countable] Word forms fizzer : singular fizzer plural fizzers Australian informal an event that makes you feel disappointed because it is not as good as you expected …   English dictionary

  • fizzer — noun a) something which fizzes Its probably for the best you didnt come to the birthday party on Saturday, it was a fizzer. b) a party or social gathering which turns out to be a disappointment …   Wiktionary

  • fizzer —    British    an accusation of a military offence    An army pun on charge:     I ll put you on a fizzer! Vince shouted as he went and took over from Stan on the Minimi. (McNab, 1993 a Minimi is a gun) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • fizzer — I Australian Slang 1. firecracker which fails to explode; 2. failure; fiasco II North Country (Newcastle) Words a singing hinnie without spice …   English dialects glossary

  • fizzer — n. fiasco, failure, event or happening that fails to live up to expectations; firecracker that fails to explode (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fizzer — noun informal 1》 Brit. an outstandingly lively or excellent thing. 2》 Austral./NZ a failure or fiasco …   English new terms dictionary

  • fizzer — fizz·er …   English syllables

  • fizzer — I. /ˈfɪzə / (say fizuh) noun Colloquial 1. a firecracker which fails to explode. 2. a failure; fiasco. 3. a horse or, rarely, another large animal such as a bull, which is difficult to control. Also, WA, fizzog. II. /ˈfɪzə / (say fizuh) noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • fizzer —  Person or thing much admired …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • fizzer — zə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: fizz (I) + er : a very fast ball in cricket …   Useful english dictionary

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