What on earth is this adjective sense? I'm guessing it's yet another noun misconstrued as an adjective from phrases such as "stress fracture". Can somebody opine? — Hippietrail 12:14, 15 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Missing countable UK slang sense?
At school, in my teenage years (1990s, south-east UK), if you got angry about something, people would say you were "in a stress" (with contemptuous overtones of this being a tantrum, rather like how "butthurt" is used on the Internet today). Equinox ◑ 00:30, 4 December 2014 (UTC)