2. Adjective. Making a hissing sound ¹
3. Adjective. Childish or petulant (compare hissy fit) ¹
4. Noun. (American English) A tantrum, a fit ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Hissy
1. a tantrum [n HISSIES] / characterized by a hissing sound [adj HISSIER, HISSIEST] - See also: tantrum
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Literary usage of Hissy
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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"The pitch, which was clear and ringing during the tone, suddenly is encroached upon by a new quality which is said to be breathy," "noisy, ' "hissy," etc. ..."
2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1903)
"We've got shu-ya all right, haven't we ? but this las is a teaser. La-la-la ! " and he waved his shark-tooth. " There's the hissy-snake at the ..."
3. Pennsylvania Archives ...by Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction, Pennsylvania State library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State Library by Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction, Pennsylvania State library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State Library (1899)
"hissy, Mieh'i, xvii, 138 Hitner, Geo.. xiv, 738; xvi, 64; Hist, George, xv, 415 xxvi, 268 Hist, Philip xv, 416 Hitner, Hans Geo., xxiv, ..."