fantod


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fan·tod

 (făn′tŏd′)
n.
1. fantods
a. A state of nervous irritability.
b. Nervous movements caused by tension.
2. An outburst of emotion; a fit.

[Origin unknown.]

fantod

(ˈfæntəd) or

fantad

n
1. crotchety or faddish behaviour
2. (pl) a state of restlessness or unease
[C19: of uncertain origin]

fan•tod

(ˈfæn tɒd)

n.
1. Usu., fantods. a state of extreme nervousness or restlessness (usu. prec. by the).
2. Sometimes, fantods. a sudden outpouring of anger or a similar intense emotion.
[1835–40]
References in classic literature ?
It most give me the fantods. He had a blanket around his head, and his head was nearly in the fire.
But she gives me a fantod. Meaning no offense." Nightmarish imagery lets Chabon show us how the grandmother's war experiences scarred her without forcing him to reveal specific events.
Decidio entonces crear su propio sello, Fantod Press, y hacer ediciones artesanales de los libros que otros no estaban dispuestos a publicar.
Cyn son am gyffuriau, y peth mwyaf angenrheidiol oedd rhywbeth tebyg i wn sydd yn cael ei ddefnyddio i ddofi elif fantod oedd ei angen i ddofi'r chwaraewyr.
Mother well signed Phil O'Donnell recently and had to rely on a fantod on ate along-sleeved kit as they did not have one for him.