Definition of swivet in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈswɪvɪt


[in singular] US
  • A fluster or panic: the incomprehensible did not throw him into a swivet
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    • Although the condition in which the folks found the business at the end of the day often sent them into a swivet, the places did turn a nice profit, two and three quarters at a time.
    • This morning Philip told me, ‘If you'll just hold on for a second, and not be in such a swivet, I'll take you over to my place and you can look it up.’
    • He has all the sexual magnetism of a boiled potato, and it is hard to believe that such a bland fellow could throw the likes of her into such a swivet.


late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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