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Hissy fit

Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 04, 2005

In Reply to: Hissy fit posted by Rivets 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.