1. to defecate.
|‘Old Simon the Kinge’ in Merry Songs and Ballads (1897) III 1: Mine ostes was sicke of the mumpes, / her mayd was ffisle at ease.|
|‘The Display of the Headpiece & Codpiece in Valour’ in Rump Poems and Songs II (1662) 92: Had the Rump but once fizl’d, ’twas the strongest side.|
|Gargantua and Pantagruel (1927) II Bk V 554: The devil of anything we do, but fizzling, farting, funking, squattering [...] and doing nothing.(trans.)|
|Compleat and Humorous Account of Remarkable Clubs (1756) 241: At Stool I’d fizzle out a thousand Things, / And with Quack’s Bills, then mundify my Breech.|
2. (also fisle) to break wind.
|(trans.) Erasmus Praise of Folie (1509) 71: [T]heir filthinesse semeth more than clennesse vnto theim, that stenche, and fyslyng, smelleth ambre grise.|
|Gargantua and Pantagruel (1927) I Bk II 331: The false old trot did so fizzle and foist, that she stunk like a hundred devils.(trans.)|
|‘Panche’ in Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript of Loose and Humorous Songs (1868) 65: The woman was windye, & fisled againe.|
|Virgil Travestie (1765) Bk I 18: I’ll teach him fizzel in my Piss-pot.|
|Grobianus 268: Proceed, ye venerable Train! proceed, To fart and fizzle in the Time of Need; Those who retain stale Wind are nasty Sluts.|