hissy fit

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his·sy fit

n. Chiefly Southern and South Midland US

[From hissy.]
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hissy fit



informal a childish temper tantrum
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Now, all this time has passed and all we see is they are having a hissy fit over Trump.
"We were all inconvenienced because this guy had a hissy fit over not being able to get fish," the witness said.
Fan Dr Mohammed Amali wrote: "He has a right to be upset, but none whatsoever for such a childish hissy fit."
Rocker Shaun Ryder, left, threw a hissy fit and insisted his testicle problem makes physical exercise impossible.
C Weir, East Kilbride IN RESPONSE to Neil Graham from Lanark having a hissy fit about MSP Angus McNeil referring to the England rugby team as "them 13", can I ask when did "them 13" suddenly become a racist phrase?
Somewhat predictably, the diva of the dancefloor left in a final hissy fit, claiming chief judge Shirley Ballas disliked him because he'd knocked her back when she tried it on.
Well, all I can say is that if Reggie had popped up in my loo, the words hissy fit wouldn't begin to cover it!
I do hope Prince Harry and Meghan have been watching - because it will put his little hissy fit about their romance into perspective.
Usually, the excuse is they want to appeal to "middle England", but now a lot of Corbyn's support is from that section so l can't think why the Blairites are having a hissy fit.
I myself, for instance, threw a hissy fit that lasted about a fortnight after production was shifted, but was lured back when I scoffed my first sausage sandwich.
This should be called the phone call of doom - I guess, taking into account the events that follow, it's not strictly true that I never cry, more like I throw a hissy fit when I don't get what I want.
Al Baldasaro--last seen in F&.I toting a rifle at his wedding --says he didn't throw "a hissy fit" after learning that the gun-toting photo was posted on Facebook.