Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Definition: (from
1. informal. a fit of hysterical excitement or anger

"My boss had a conniption when I overslept and was late for work."
"She broke her nail and had a conniption. I dumped her."

Origin: (from
"1833, American English, origin uncertain; perhaps related to corruption, which was used in a sense of 'anger' from 1799, or from English dialectal canapshus 'ill-tempered, captious,' probably a corruption of captious."

Awkwardness rating: 6

I broke my nail and my life is over! (

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