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283. Frenzy

  1. Beatlemania term referring to the Beatles (rock musicians) immense popularity; manifested by screaming fans in the 1960s. [Pop. Culture: Miller, 172181]
  2. Big Bull Market speculation craze precipitated stock market crash (1929). [Am. Hist.: Allen, 205226]
  3. Gold Rush lure of instant riches precipitated onslaught of prospectors (1848, 1886). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 203]
  4. Klondike, the scene of wild rush for riches (1886). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 269]
  5. Old Woman of Surrey morn, noon, and night in a hurry. [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 117]
  6. Valentinos funeral overwhelmed with grief, fans rioted. [Am. Hist.: Sann, 317327]
  7. White Rabbit agitated rabbit in a perpetual hurry. [Br. Lit.: Alices Adventures in Wonderland ]
  8. White Queen in a perpetual dither. [Br. Lit.: Through the Looking-glass ]

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frenzy mental derangement, (passing into) wild agitation of mind. XIV. — (O)F. frénésie — medL. phrenēsia, for L. phrenēsis — Gr. phrēnësis, f. phrḗn, phren- mind; see -Y3.

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fren·zy / ˈfrenzē/ • n. (pl. -zies) [usu. in sing.] a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior: Doreen worked herself into a frenzy of rage.

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frenzy

frenzyjazzy, snazzy •palsy-walsy • Ramsay •pansy, tansy •Anasazi, Ashkenazi, Ashkenazy, Benghazi, Ghazi, kamikaze, khazi, Stasi, Swazi •prezzie •frenzy, Mackenzie •Bel Paese, Buthelezi, crazy, daisy, Farnese, glazy, hazy, lazy, Maisie, mazy, oops-a-daisy, Piranesi, upsy-daisy, Veronese •stir-crazy •breezy, cheesy, easy, easy-peasy, Kesey, Parcheesi, queasy, sleazy, wheezy, Zambezi •teensy • speakeasy •busy, dizzy, fizzy, frizzy, Izzy, Lizzie, tizzy •flimsy, whimsy •Kinsey, Lindsay, Lynsey •poesy •Aussie, cossie, mossie •Swansea • gauzy • causey •ballsy, palsy •blowsy, Dalhousie, drowsy, frowzy, housey-housey, lousy •cosy (US cozy), dozy, Josie, mafiosi, mosey, nosy, posey, posy, prosy, Rosie, rosy •Boise, noisy

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