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[swiv-it] /ˈswɪv ɪt/
a state of nervous excitement, haste, or anxiety; flutter:
I was in such a swivet that I could hardly speak.
Origin of swivet
1890-95; origin obscure Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for swivet


(US, informal) a state of anxiety, confusion, or excitement: don't get yourself in a swivet
Word Origin
C19: origin unknown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for swivet

1892, U.S. dialect, of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for swivet

switch on

verb phrase

  1. To join the current trends, tastes, etc; become up-to-date (1960s+)
  2. To excite and exhilarate; arouse sexually; turn on: He didn't see any girls that switched him on much (1960s+)
  3. To become intoxicated with narcotics; turn on (1960s+ Narcotics)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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