One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
plural nounthe irrits
Feelings of extreme annoyance or irritation.‘his constant criticizing gives me the irrits’
- ‘They don't like him in the class; he gives them the irrits.’
- ‘This attitude that roads cause crashes, or that a road is dangerous, really gives me the "irrits".’
- ‘I have loved some of his work this series but now he is really giving me the irrits.’
- ‘I didn't get a lot of the Christian jargon that was spoken at his church or within his family (it still gives me the irrits).’
- ‘Do you know the kind of people who really give me the irrits?’
- ‘When bands turn into too much of a political platform rather than a group who produce music, it kinda gives me the irrits.’
- ‘When something's giving them the irrits, they generally behave like toolbags.’
- ‘What gives me the irrits most is the blatant dishonesty in every word of this campaign.’
- ‘Things slipping and sliding every which way may give you a case of the irrits this week.’
- ‘What gives me the most irrits about these people is that, for the most part, they haven't thought their idiotic endorsements through.’
1990s: shortening of irritations.
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