hissy

[ his-ee ]
/ ˈhɪs i /

noun, plural his·sies.

Slang. a fit of anger; temper tantrum.

Origin of hissy

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
Also called hissy fit.
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Word Origin and History for hissy

hissy


adj.

1905, from hiss + -y (2). Hissy fit is attested by 1983.

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