[ his-ee ]
/ ˈhɪs i /
noun, plural his·sies.
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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British Dictionary definitions for hissy fit
/ (ˈhɪsɪ) /
informal a childish temper tantrum
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Word Origin and History for hissy fit
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