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
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.
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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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