follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

fantod

[fan-tod] /ˈfæn tɒd/
noun
1.
Usually, fantods. a state of extreme nervousness or restlessness; the willies; the fidgets (usually preceded by the):
We all developed the fantods when the plane was late in arriving.
2.
Sometimes, fantods. a sudden outpouring of anger, outrage, or a similar intense emotion.
Origin
1835-1840
1835-40; apparently fant(igue) (earlier fantique, perhaps blend of fantasy and frantic; -igue probably by association with fatigue) + -od(s), of obscure origin; see -s3
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for fantods

fantod

/ˈfæntəd/
noun
1.
crotchety or faddish behaviour
2.
(pl) a state of restlessness or unease
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for fantods
n.

1839, jocular formation, perhaps based on fantasy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for fantod

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for fantods

11
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for fantods