- na fit of irritation, agitation. The geo-graphical origin and derivation of the word is obscure (it is fairly common in Australian and North American speech) but it is most often heard among mid-dle-aged speakers.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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conniption — ☆ conniption [kə nip′shən ] n. [arbitrary pseudo Latin coinage] [often pl.] Informal a fit of anger, hysteria, etc.; tantrum: also conniption fit … English World dictionary
conniption — 1833, Amer.Eng., origin uncertain; perhaps related to corruption, which was used in a sense of anger from 1799, or from English dialectal canapshus ill tempered, captious, probably a corruption of captious … Etymology dictionary
conniption — noun /kəˈnɪp.ʃən/ a) A fit of anger or panic; conniption fit. When she came downstairs and saw what her children were eating, she had a conniption. b) A fit of laughing; convulsion. ...threatened by the conniptions gripping Wall Street… … Wiktionary
conniption — /keuh nip sheuhn/, n. Often, conniptions. Informal. a fit of hysterical excitement or anger. Also called conniption fit. [1825 35, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * * … Universalium
conniption — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal. An angry outburst: fit2, huff, passion, tantrum, temper. Informal: conniption fit. See FEELINGS … English dictionary for students
conniption — con|nip|tion [kəˈnıpʃən] n also con niption .fit AmE old fashioned [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably an invented word] a way of behaving which shows that you are very angry ▪ My mother threw a conniption fit when I didn t come home till two in… … Dictionary of contemporary English
conniption — con|nip|tion [ kə nıpʃən ] or con niption ,fit noun AMERICAN INFORMAL someone who has or throws a conniption becomes very angry or upset about something and starts shouting … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
conniption — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1833 a fit of rage, hysteria, or alarm < went into conniptions > … New Collegiate Dictionary
conniption — n. hysterical fit, furious rage … English contemporary dictionary
conniption — [kə nɪpʃ(ə)n] noun N. Amer. informal a fit of rage or hysterics. Origin C19: prob. an invented word … English new terms dictionary