Definition of hissy fit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


hissy fit

BrE BrE//ˈhɪsi fɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɪsi fɪt//
[countable, usually singular] (informal)
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a state of being bad-tempered and unreasonable synonym tantrum She threw a hissy fit because her dressing room wasn't painted blue. Word Origin1930s (as hissy): perhaps from hysterics via Latin from Greek husterikos ‘of the womb’, from hustera ‘womb’ (hysteria was thought to be specific to women and associated with the womb).
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