- 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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Related Words for hissy fitannoyance, acrimony, impatience, enmity, rage, fury, antagonism, violence, resentment, animosity, ire, passion, temper, displeasure, irritation, outrage, hatred, exasperation, indignation, huff
- informal a childish temper tantrum
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Word Origin and History for hissy fit
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