: a state of agitation
in a snit

Examples of snit in a Sentence

don't bother him; he's still in a snit after this morning's reprimand
Recent Examples on the Web Backstage, Speaker Pelosi is shown defending her hostility in a post-vandalism snit. Armond White, National Review, 25 Oct. 2023 Biden has already recommitted to the Paris climate accord, from which Trump pulled out, rejoined the World Health Organization, which Trump quit in a snit over its handling of the coronavirus; and begun revitalizing alliances and international organizations weakened by Trump’s rejection. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2021 Despite that sensitivity, and the snit over masks, the county's politics are not as red as its crimson neighbors. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 19 Sep. 2021 Eventually, Harrison got over his snit and returned to the fold. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2021 After that, Chinese bank regulators threw a snit fit and tried to force banks to reduce their off-balance-sheet exposure—which by some accounts had reached around 90% of GDP. Anne Stevenson-Yang, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 Obama's initial birthday plans caused a snit, in the press and on Martha's Vineyard. Chron, 10 Aug. 2021 Obama’s initial birthday plans caused a snit, in the press and on Martha’s Vineyard. Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2021 What comes through now is the vehemence and sulky confusion of a generation’s anti-American snit. Armond White, National Review, 2 June 2021

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of snit was in 1939

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“Snit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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