swivet


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swiv·et

 (swĭv′ĭt)
n.
A state of extreme distress or discomposure.

[Origin unknown.]

swivet

(ˈswɪvɪt)
n
informal US a state of anxiety, confusion, or excitement: don't get yourself in a swivet.
[C19: origin unknown]

swiv•et

(ˈswɪv ɪt)

n.
a state of anxiety.
[1890–95; orig. obscure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swivet - a panic or extreme discomposure; "it threw her into a swivet"
affright, panic, terror - an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety

swivet

noun
Informal. A condition of excited distress:
Informal: snit, state, sweat.
Slang: tizzy.
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And then there are the vinegary tweets that have put Foggy Bottom in a swivet.
It is in a perpetual swivet stoked by media for which every interinstitutional dust-up is a crisis.
In March 2001, stations in Philadelphia, New York and Boston had the audience in a swivet over an approaching "winter blast of historic proportions" that TV forecasters said could dump more than 2 feet of snow on the region.