conniption fit

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

conniption fit (plural conniption fits)

  1. Anger or panic expressed verbally loudly and with overt bodily gestures.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the southeastern part of the United States, the difference between a hissy fit and a conniption fit is usually associated with overt physical gestures.