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hissy

[his-ee] /ˈhɪs i/
noun, plural hissies.
1.
Slang. a fit of anger; temper tantrum.
Also called hissy fit.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism
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  • Yet the notion of such advocacy lights a short fuse that explodes into hissy fits.
Word Origin and History for hissy
adj.

1905, from hiss + -y (2). Hissy fit is attested by 1983.

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