Definition of hissy fit in English:
nounNorth American informal
An angry outburst; a temper tantrum: I screamed and kicked the furniture and threw a hissy fit
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- When the pranksters revealed their hoax on Tuesday, the TV reporters threw a major hissy fit, outraged at having been sucked in.
- While Russia expressed cautious support for the Franco-German initiative, the United States, predictably, threw a hissy fit.
- Just as business was picking up, however, a young lady approached us, read the sign, and promptly threw a hissy fit.
1930s (as hissy): perhaps from hysterics (see hysteric).
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