hissy fit

noun

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the demanding diva had a major hissy fit when she had to wait for her trailer to be ready
Recent Examples on the Web Our biggest clue is what my late father used to call a hissy fit thrown by chairman Walker at the July 16 public meeting. Dallas News, 31 July 2020 And the disruptive behavior went far beyond the chatters, the fragrant passengers and the ones having hissy fits. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2019 Drake, coaching for the Kalamazoo Growlers, had a real on-field hissy fit. Evan Hilbert, USA TODAY, 21 July 2019 If his on-field performance wasn't bad enough, Pogba had a number of hissy fits off it, too. SI.com, 10 June 2019 At least that should leave us a little better prepared when the current love-in gives way to the next hissy fit. The Economist, 5 July 2018 Because even hearing Sessions’s name is enough to spark a pouty hissy fit from the 71-year-old president. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, 6 June 2018 After her hissy fit, Serena and June are bound together in a strange ritual. refinery29.com, 9 May 2018 My suspicion is that various animals already knew where the Ninth Circuit Court was going to come down on the selfie issue and decided to throw a hissy fit. Joe Queenan, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hissy fit

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Hissy fit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hissy%20fit. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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hissy fit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hissy fit

informal : an uncontrolled expression of strong emotion

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