One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An angry outburst or tantrum.
- ‘Frank has a hissy and they rush off to find her something better, ending up, of course, with a classic black cocktail dress.’
- ‘It's funny, though, watching certain people throw hissies at the slightest mention of their name in anything but a meritorious sense.’
- ‘If Evan had been there he would have pitched a hissy.’
- ‘Now don't get in a little hissy about my injuries, I'm doing fine, and I can take care of myself, you should know that.’
- ‘And that would have been the end of it, had Jackie O not thrown a hissy, demanding the band apologise.’
- ‘We're not sure if he blamed the monitors, but he's just thrown a little hissy, kicking all of them off the stage.’
- ‘‘I think it's about time you two broke up this little hissy,’ she said lightly as Akito yelped with surprise and began struggling.’
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