- 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.
- Sometimes fantods. a sudden outpouring of anger, outrage, or a similar intense emotion.
Origin of fantod
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Historical Examples of fantods
- crotchety or faddish behaviour
- (pl) a state of restlessness or unease
Word Origin for fantod
C19: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for fantods
1839, jocular formation, perhaps based on fantasy.
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