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
Candlesticks and snuffers were found in every house; the latter were called by various names, the word snit or snite being the most curious.
What apparently has Walmart executives 'panties in a snit is the belief that if Obama becomes president it's more likely that its employees will unionize, which is something the notoriously stingy employer fears.
Not surprisingly, the right-wing blogosphere had a field day mocking Frank for his "snit" while it was hard to find any commentary about the biased behavior of the CNBC crew.
Despite the "snit" he was in, Don was writing plenty — new stories as well as Snow White.
This has gotten them in quite a "snit" because they think anything against Obama is racist - but I just don't care.
Endoscopy flew into a 'snit' at having been exposed to such a word.
One thing for sure, Field and Stream has been taken out of my Business for the PC bull snit like Tom McIntyre and what they did to Sir Jim Zumbo.
Worked in job control and talk about breaking records in getting the F-15's and RF-4's to there forward locations scared the snit out of he Russians!
Now, it must be admitted that many can get themselves into a snit when they discover that others have also sawed through the bars and run away across the fields.
The proprietor of the on-line store responded in comments, and in the interests of fairness, as everyone had a chance to read my snit (granted, it is my journal, but still), I am pulling his comment out of the thread and putting it here in full, no changes, so that people who read my comment can also read his explanation.