Definition of "hissy" []

  • Characterized by or making a hissing sound: badly recorded music that sounded hissy when played back. (adjective)
  • Chiefly Southern and South Midland U.S. See tantrum. (noun)
  • Having or resembling the sound of a hiss (adjective)

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Use "hissy" in a sentence
  • "COSTELLO: He suggests Obama allow Clinton to go negative, something he says she's done a pretty good job of, thanks to what he calls hissy fits."
  • "If Conan's signing off speech is what you call a hissy fit then I don't want to be around your temper tantrums."
  • "I love how he focused on the word hissy fits and ignored everything else. valdivia:"