Posted by ESC on July 04, 2005
In Reply to: Hissy fit posted by Bruce Kahl on July 04, 2005
: : ok, here's one thats not listed. I often hear my g/f refer to someone having a 'hissy fit' any ideas people?
: A fit is a sudden burst of activity.
: Perhaps hissy is an alteration of hysterical.
: Put the two together and you have an hysterical burst of activity aka hissy fit.
A variation: a screaming hissy fit.
And here are two expressions along the same line: a Donald Duck fit or a duck fit.