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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A state of agitation or irritation.

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  • n. A temper; a lack of patience; a bad mood.
  • n. A U.S. unit of volume for liquor equal to 2 jiggers, 3 U.S. fluid ounces, or 88.7 milliliters.
  • n. A beer chaser commonly served in three-ounce servings in highball or juice glasses with a Bloody Mary cocktail in the upper midwest states of United States including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois.

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  • n. a state of agitated irritation

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(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • In a real snit, I stomped into the bedroom to put on my bathrobe. -Charlaine Harris, Living Dead in Dallas

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    February 21, 2008