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snit

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noun
  1. an agitated or irritated state.
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Origin of snit

First recorded in 1935–40; origin uncertain
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agitationfumeupsetexasperationanger

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British Dictionary definitions for snit

snit

noun
  1. US and Australian a fit of temper
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Word Origin

C20: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for snit

n.

"state of agitation, fit of temper," 1939, American English, of unknown origin. First in Claire Boothe's "Kiss the Boys Good-bye," which gives it a U.S. Southern context.

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Idioms and Phrases with snit

snit

see in a snit.

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