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fantod

[ fan-tod ]

noun

  1. Usually the fantods. a state of extreme nervousness or restlessness; the willies; the fidgets:

    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.


fantod

/ ˈfæntəd /

noun

  1. crotchety or faddish behaviour
  2. pl a state of restlessness or unease


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fantod1

First recorded in 1835–40; of obscure origin; possibly fant(igue) (earlier fantique, perhaps blend of fantasy and frantic; -igue probably by association with fatigue ) + -od(s); -s 3
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fantod1

C19: of uncertain origin

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