hissy fit

noun

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Synonyms

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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And the disruptive behavior went far beyond the chatters, the fragrant passengers and the ones having hissy fits. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "The worst-behaved people on a plane? Hint: It's not babies," 30 Aug. 2019 Drake, coaching for the Kalamazoo Growlers, had a real on-field hissy fit. Evan Hilbert, USA TODAY, "Tiger, Phil do something they've never done before," 21 July 2019 If his on-field performance wasn't bad enough, Pogba had a number of hissy fits off it, too. SI.com, "Transfers Window: How 7 of Last Summer's Most Talked About Players Fared During the 2018/19 Season," 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, "How to denuclearise North Korea," 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, "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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hissy fit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hissy fit

informal : an uncontrolled expression of strong emotion

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