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swivet

[swiv-it]
noun
  1. 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

noun
  1. US informal a state of anxiety, confusion, or excitementdon't get yourself in a swivet
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Word Origin for swivet

C19: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for swivet

n.

1892, U.S. dialect, of unknown origin.

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