Definition of hissy
chiefly Southern US and south Midland US
Examples of hissy in a Sentence
she throws a royal hissy whenever her food is late
Recent Examples of hissy from the Web
Caporaso strips away Hamlet’s upbringing, his civility and his nobility and gives us a feral child in the throes of a psychotic hissy-fit.
He was bounced at Penske Racing after the 2011 season for various emotional hissy fits, which included a profanity-laced tirade against an ESPN broadcaster in Homestead.
There is less room than ever for incompetent governance, hissy-fit phone calls with foreign leaders, magic math and laughable press-room lies.
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Origin and Etymology of hissy
perhaps by shortening & alteration from hysterical
First Known Use: circa 1934See Words from the same year
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