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[snit] /snɪt/
an agitated or irritated state.
Origin of snit
1935-40; origin uncertain Unabridged
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(US & Austral) a fit of temper
Word Origin
C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for snit

"state of agitation, fit of temper," 1939, American English, of unknown origin. First in Claire Boothe's "Kiss the Boys Good-bye," which gives it a U.S. Southern context.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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sneaky pete

noun phrase

  1. Inferior liquor, often homemade or bootleg; panther piss: discussing the effects of ''sneaky-pete''/ piled into the Ritz bar and polished off a whole row of ''sneaky pete'' (1940s+)
  2. A cheap fortified wine sold in pint bottles called ''jugs'': full of that cheap wine they call ''sneaky pete'' (1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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see: in a snit
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