Definition of conniption noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈnɪpʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈnɪpʃn//
(also conniption fit) (old-fashioned, North American English)
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a sudden attack of anger or fear He had a conniption when he heard the news. This claim drove the media into a conniption fit. She’s prone to conniptions.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: conniption