hissy fit


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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 As the smell of cinnamon rolls and suntan lotion wafted through the spring air at Disneyland on Monday morning, Rory Sutherland flung herself on the sidewalk and had what can only be described as a hissy fit. New York Times, 18 Apr. 2022 Others argue that the Fed will be reluctant to raise rates too far too fast because the market might have what is essentially a hissy fit. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 11 Feb. 2022 Roy, then only 30, was quick-dished to Colorado in December 1995, just days after staging a hissy fit behind the bench in Montreal for all to see the night he was yanked from net. BostonGlobe.com, 9 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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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 11 Aug. 2022.

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