conniption

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noun con·nip·tion \kə-ˈnip-shən\

Definition of conniption

  1. :  a fit of rage, hysteria, or alarm went into conniptions He had a conniption when his favorite TV program was preempted by a political speech.

Origin and Etymology of conniption

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1833




CONNIPTION Defined for English Language Learners

conniption

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noun con·nip·tion \kə-ˈnip-shən\

Definition of conniption for English Language Learners

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

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