snit

noun
\ ˈsnit How to pronounce snit (audio) \

Definition of snit

: a state of agitation in a snit

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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 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 But if that boondoggle culture doesn’t come to an end immediately, the Globes will mean less than those participation trophies everyone regularly gets into a snit about. Los Angeles Times, 28 Feb. 2021 The menu consisted of toast, popcorn, candy and pretzels, prompting Patty to throw a snit fit. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 18 Nov. 2020 The menu consisted of toast, popcorn, candy and pretzels, prompting Patty to throw a snit fit. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 18 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of snit

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snit

origin unknown

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“Snit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snit. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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