conniption

[ kuh-nip-shuh n ]
/ kəˈnɪp ʃən /

noun

Often conniptions. Informal. a fit of hysterical excitement or anger.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. connery,
  2. connex,
  3. connexion,
  4. connie,
  5. conning tower,
  6. connivance,
  7. connive,
  8. connivence,
  9. connivent,
  10. connivery

Origin of conniption

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; origin uncertain

Also called conniption fit.

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British Dictionary definitions for conniption

conniption

/ (kəˈnɪpʃən) /

noun

(often plural) US and Canadian slang a fit of rage or tantrums

Word Origin for conniption

C19: arbitrary pseudo-Latin coinage

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Idioms and Phrases with conniption

conniption

see have a fit (conniption).

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