snit

[snit]

noun

an agitated or irritated state.

Nearby words

  1. snippers,
  2. snippet,
  3. snippety,
  4. snippy,
  5. snips,
  6. snitch,
  7. snitch line,
  8. snitchy,
  9. snite,
  10. snivel

Origin of snit

First recorded in 1935–40; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for snit

snit

noun

US and Australian a fit of temper

Word Origin for snit

C20: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for snit

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with snit

snit

see in a snit.

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