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Friday, March 29, 2013

Definitions for swivet

  1. a state of nervous excitement, haste, or anxiety; flutter: I was in such a swivet that I could hardly speak.

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Citations for swivet
This sent her into a larger swivet, but its ferocity now didn't faze Susan. She now knew the deal. Douglas Coupland, Miss Wyoming, 2010
Benny had warned Patsy about this; the mother, he said, was in a swivet about the plea. Michelle Huneven, Blame, 2010
Origin of swivet
1890-1895
Swivet is of unknown origin. While American English speakers started using this term in the late 1800s, it didn’t cross the pond to the UK until the 1920s.
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