Share this entry

Share this page

snit

Syllabification: snit
Pronunciation: /snit
 
/

Definition of snit in English:

noun

North American informal
A fit of irritation; a sulk: the ambassador and delegation had withdrawn in a snit
More example sentences
  • You could forgive him for a snit here, a tantrum there, an errant expletive in front of an impressionable young fan once in a blue moon.
  • Major League Baseball is in a big snit over the Washington, D.C., city council's decision to stand up for itself over the cost of a new sports stadium.
  • Zack wouldn't hear of waiting until tomorrow to decorate it, so in the interest of preventing a major snit, I acquiesced and dug out the stand and decorations.
Synonyms
state, temper, bad mood, fit of pique, huff, hissy fit

Origin

1930s: of unknown origin.

Definition of snit in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing