hissy fit
noun Date: circa 1970 tantrum

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hissy fit — ☆ hissy fit [his′ē ] n. Dial. a fit of anger: usually in the phrase have (or throw) a hissy fit: also hissy n. pl. hissies * * * …   Universalium

  • hissy fit — hissy .fit n informal a sudden moment of unreasonable anger and annoyance = ↑tantrum throw/have a hissy fit ▪ Williams threw a hissy fit when she decided her hotel room wasn t big enough …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hissy fit — ☆ hissy fit [his′ē ] n. Dial. a fit of anger: usually in the phrase have (or throw) a hissy fit: also hissy n. pl. hissies …   English World dictionary

  • hissy fit — hissˈy fit noun (informal, orig US) 1. A tantrum 2. A display of petulance • • • Main Entry: ↑hiss * * * hissy fit UK [ˈhɪsi ˌfɪt] US noun [countable] [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hissy fit — UK [ˈhɪsɪ ˌfɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms hissy fit : singular hissy fit plural hissy fits informal an occasion when someone suddenly behaves in a very angry and unreasonable way …   English dictionary

  • hissy fit — noun A childish display of anger or frustration; an overly dramatic tantrum. Viewers were aghast. . . . As co host Regis Philbin flinched, Gifford launched into a teary, its not my fault, TV hissy fit: You can say Im ugly, you can say Im not… …   Wiktionary

  • hissy fit — Noun. A tantrum. E.g. She had a hissy fit when I told her I d spent all my wages on lap dancers …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • hissy fit — noun N. Amer. informal an angry outburst; a temper tantrum. Origin 1930s (as hissy): perh. from hysterics (see hysteric) …   English new terms dictionary

  • hissy-fit — noun A fit of bad temper; a tantrum …   Wiktionary

  • hissy\ fit — to throw a fit in a particularly whiny fashion …   Dictionary of american slang

  • hissy\ fit — to throw a fit in a particularly whiny fashion …   Dictionary of american slang

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