chiefly Southern US and south Midland US

Examples of hissy in a Sentence

she throws a royal hissy whenever her food is late

Word History


perhaps by shortening & alteration from hysterical

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hissy was circa 1934

Dictionary Entries Near hissy

Cite this Entry

“Hissy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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