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noun, plural his·sies.
  1. Slang. a fit of anger; temper tantrum.
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Origin of hissy

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35
Also called hissy fit.
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Related Words for hissy fit

annoyance, acrimony, impatience, enmity, rage, fury, antagonism, violence, resentment, animosity, ire, passion, temper, displeasure, irritation, outrage, hatred, exasperation, indignation, huff

British Dictionary definitions for hissy fit

hissy fit

  1. informal a childish temper tantrum
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Word Origin and History for hissy fit



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

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