swivet

[ swiv-it ]
/ ˈswɪv ɪt /

noun

a state of nervous excitement, haste, or anxiety; flutter: I was in such a swivet that I could hardly speak.

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Origin of swivet

First recorded in 1890–95; origin obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for swivet

swivet
/ (ˈswɪvɪt) /

noun

US informal a state of anxiety, confusion, or excitementdon't get yourself in a swivet

Word Origin for swivet

C19: origin unknown
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