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conniption

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noun con·nip·tion \kə-ˈnip-shən\

Simple Definition of conniption

  • : behavior that shows that you are suddenly very angry, upset, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of conniption

  1. :  a fit of rage, hysteria, or alarm <went into conniptions>

Origin of conniption

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1833



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