Definition of hissy fit in English:

hissy fit


North American
  • An angry outburst; a temper tantrum.

    ‘I screamed and kicked the furniture and threw a hissy fit’
    • ‘When the pranksters revealed their hoax on Tuesday, the TV reporters threw a major hissy fit, outraged at having been sucked in.’
    • ‘Heather throws a hissy fit every time I go there.’
    • ‘Hazza throws a hissy fit about her mentioning them.’
    • ‘She disliked Heidi to a point where if Heidi was in Ryan's room Nicole would throw a hissy fit until she left.’
    • ‘I looked over and saw Miranda throwing a hissy fit.’
    • ‘She'll probably just end up throwing a hissy fit and saying that we're trying to steal her boyfriend, but whatever.’
    • ‘And we got so bad that my mom would want to take me out for a feeding and I would cry and kick and throw a hissy fit.’
    • ‘Lou throws a jealous hissy fit and Harold kicks him out.’
    • ‘If you throw a royal hissy fit this week people will probably laugh, and how much madder will that make you?’
    • ‘I mean, one of the only times they've lost was because their coach threw a hissy fit and got them a 5-on - 3 disadvantage.’
    • ‘While Russia expressed cautious support for the Franco-German initiative, the United States, predictably, threw a hissy fit.’
    • ‘Instead of throwing a hissy fit, flinging insults, and taking down the flag, Hamm quietly negotiated to ensure his people got the best possible deal.’
    • ‘During the subsequent backlash, he lost his rag and threw a total hissy fit, complete with flecks of spittle flying from his mouth.’
    • ‘The pair is soon joined by Jesse's brother Miles, who throws a hissy fit and captures Winnie.’
    • ‘Susan had thrown a hissy fit early on, not that David could really blame her.’
    • ‘After a few more seconds, he said, ‘Now, can I kiss you again or are you going to throw a hissy fit?’’
    • ‘Just as business was picking up, however, a young lady approached us, read the sign, and promptly threw a hissy fit.’
    • ‘The Baron is also known as the BB, or The Big Boss, which he aptly called himself when he threw a hissy fit at a former chef.’
    • ‘In two days, we hadn't even gotten through one whole song before dear Julian decided to throw a hissy fit.’
    • ‘But there was no reason to throw a hissy fit over it.’
    bad mood, annoyance, irritation, vexation, exasperation, indignation, huff, moodiness, pet, pique, fit of pique, displeasure
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1930s (as hissy): perhaps from hysterics (see hysteric).


hissy fit