tiswas

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Possibly coined by the Royal Air Force. Possibly a blend of it +‎ is +‎ was. Compare tizzy.

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tiswas (plural not attested)

  1. (Britain) A state of nervous excitement or confusion.
    • 2002, James Riordan, War Song, page 88:
      It was her first ever visit to the capital and she was all of a tiswas.

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