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fantod

[fan-tod]
noun
  1. Usually fantods. a state of extreme nervousness or restlessness; the willies; the fidgets (usually preceded by the): We all developed the fantods when the plane was late in arriving.
  2. Sometimes fantods. a sudden outpouring of anger, outrage, or a similar intense emotion.
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Origin of fantod

1835–40; apparently fant(igue) (earlier fantique, perhaps blend of fantasy and frantic; -igue probably by association with fatigue) + -od(s), of obscure origin; see -s3
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British Dictionary definitions for fantod

fantod

noun
  1. crotchety or faddish behaviour
  2. (pl) a state of restlessness or unease
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Word Origin

C19: of uncertain origin
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