Definition of Hissy

1. Adjective. Accompanied with hisses ¹



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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hissy

hispidulous
hiss
hissed
hisself
hisser
hissers
hisses
hissie fit
hissie fits
hissier
hissies
hissiest
hissing
hissingly
hissings
hissy (current term)
hissy-fit
hissy-fits
hissy fit
hissy fits
hissyfit
hist
hist-
histamin
histaminaemia
histaminase
histaminases
histamine
histamine-fast

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, ..."

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