hissy fit


Definition of hissy fit 

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Synonyms for hissy fit


blowup, explosion, fireworks, fit, hissy [chiefly Southern & southern Midland], huff, scene, tantrum

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Examples of hissy fit in a Sentence

the demanding diva had a major hissy fit when she had to wait for her trailer to be ready

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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, "Report: Trump and Sessions Can’t Bring Themselves to Utter the Other’s Name," 6 June 2018 After her hissy fit, Serena and June are bound together in a strange ritual. refinery29.com, "The Handmaid's Tale Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: Helicopter Aunts," 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, "Animals Just Can’t Bear Life Without Copyrights," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hissy fit

1967, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hissy fit

: an uncontrolled expression of strong emotion

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