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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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Examples from the web for hissy fit
  • Those whose books were not so good would throw a hissy fit if you pointed out a misused semicolon.
  • People should bear the cost of their freely chosen behavior, but shouldn't die because of a doctor's hissy fit.
British Dictionary definitions for hissy fit

hissy fit

/ˈhɪsɪ/
noun
1.
(informal) a childish temper tantrum
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Word Origin and History for hissy fit

hissy

adj.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for hissy fit

hissy fit

noun phrase

A noisy fit of anger; catfit, conniption fit, duck-fit: the vile, know-nothing hissy fit loose in our land/ and write that memo before the boss has a hissy fit that registers on the Richter scale

[1990s+; hissy in the same sense is found by the 1940s as a Southwestern usage]


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