[ swiv-it ]
/ ˈswɪv ɪt /
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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
/ (ˈswɪvɪt) /
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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