- an agitated or irritated state.
Origin of snit
First recorded in 1935–40; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for snit
When I lost, I drove off in a 1937 Snit, refusing to concede to Perry.Kinky for Perry
August 24, 2011
- US and Australian a fit of temper
C20: of unknown origin
Word Origin and History for snit
"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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with snit
see in a snit.
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