hissy fit

noun

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
Recent Examples on the Web If not, then spoiled daughter will through the biggest hissy fit ever known. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2023 Reactions to the recent change in the speaker of the House amounted to one-gag skits, with variations ranging from intemperate to hissy fits. Armond White, National Review, 6 Oct. 2023 Even as McCarthy announced the impeachment inquiry, for example, two MAGA stars, Florida U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz and Georgia U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, had a hissy fit and a fight on X (formerly known as Twitter) over who deserved credit for McCarthy’s decision. Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune, 17 Sep. 2023 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis threw a hissy fit this week after learning that Disney had outwitted him — quietly pushing through changes that would prevent DeSantis’ Disney oversight board from regulating the Mouse House’s district for decades. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 9 Apr. 2023 At the end of the third episode, Miranda takes an emergency call from her despondent son Brady after a breakup during Che’s pilot episode taping, leading to Che throwing a massive hissy fit. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 1 July 2023 Holy solar hissy fit! Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 10 Sep. 2012 The aurorae were active last night as the Sun's recent hissy fit sparked a geomagnetic storm, but by the time Dave go his equipment set up, the Moon was up and the aurorae fading. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 9 Mar. 2012 This pledge effectively amounts to a subsidy from the executive branch to the fossil fuel industry—and yet the industry and Republicans alike are throwing a hissy fit about it. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 21 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hissy fit was in 1967

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hissy fit

noun
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