hissy

noun
\ ˈhi-sē How to pronounce hissy (audio) \

Definition of hissy

chiefly Southern US and south Midland US

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Examples of hissy in a Sentence

she throws a royal hissy whenever her food is late

First Known Use of hissy

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hissy

perhaps by shortening & alteration from hysterical

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The first known use of hissy was circa 1934

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“Hissy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hissy. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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