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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Definitions for fantod

  1. A state of extreme nervousness or restlessness (usually expressed in the plural.)
  2. A sudden outpouring of anger, outrage, or a similar intense emotion.

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Citations for fantod
"Well, as your grandmother says, there's no use getting in a fantod about it," my mother said. " Margaret Laurence, Isabel Huggan, A bird in the house
Such a fantod over what was, essentially, a pimple on Nanny's posterior. Claire Browning, "Pot luck dinner: New Zealand's food mystery," Pundit, July 2010)
Origin of fantod
1835-1840
Fantod is of obscure origin, apparently a derivation from fantique which is in turn a possible alteration of fantigue, a combination of "fantasy" and "fatigue."