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Definition of snit

: a state of agitation in a snit

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Synonyms for snit


grouch, hump [British], pet, pouts, sulk, sulkiness, sullenness

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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

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Playing like a sidekick again Love has been James' sidekick by default since Kyrie Irving had his jealous snit and split. Bill Livingston,, "Cleveland Cavaliers 2018: Kevin Love's all-around play, LeBron James' game-winner save Game 3 -- Bill Livingston (photos)," 6 May 2018 The diplomatic snit stems from the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia, 33, who were found unconscious on a park bench in a shopping area in Salisbury, England, on March 4. Jessica Durando, USA TODAY, "Retired four-star Army general: Trump, 'under the sway of Putin,' threatens national security," 17 Mar. 2018 The latter left in a snit and with a limp, due to a knee that needed surgery and has sidelined him during Boston's playoff run Now the problem is the lack of cuts to the basket from the weakside (the side away from the ball) by the thumb-twiddlers. Bill Livingston,, "Cleveland Cavaliers 2018 - An ugly win beats a well-played loss anytime: Bill Livingston (photos, video)," 2 May 2018 The old Williams, diva Williams, would have arrived in a snit. Linda Robertson, miamiherald, "Serena Williams returns to Miami Open while finding joy, motivation in motherhood | Miami Herald," 20 Mar. 2018 Randall got into a snit with the coaches and was sent to the dressing room before the end against Chicago on September 28, 2017. Terry Pluto,, "Cleveland Browns start strong with big trades -- Terry Pluto (photos)," 1 Oct. 2017 His petulant mother Betty – wearing an Alabama sweater and Tennessee hat — grabbed her purse walked away in a snit. George Diaz,, "Jacob Copeland drama defines flawed reality show of National Signing Day," 8 Feb. 2018 Meanwhile, the Magic are on the clock in what seems to be the 27th season of rebuilding since Dwight Howard left the building in a snit. George Diaz,, "Orlando Pride offer therapeutic hope for downtrodden Lions, Magic fans," 30 Aug. 2017 Throughout the test, drivers and passengers were frustrated by finicky electronic snits, most of which centered on functions managed through the 8.0-inch touchscreen in the center of the dashboard. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "2016 Range Rover Td6 Diesel," 6 July 2017

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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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The first known use of snit was in 1939

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concealment of treason or felony

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