- British expression: what you work yourself into when you are upset. American equvalent=tizzy.
He rally got himself into a swivet because no one was paying any mind to the instructions he gave.
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swivet — 1892, U.S. dialect, of unknown origin … Etymology dictionary
swivet — [swiv′it] n. [< ?] [Informal or Dial.] a condition of irritation, exasperation, annoyance, etc … English World dictionary
swivet — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1892 a state of extreme agitation < in a swivet > … New Collegiate Dictionary
swivet — /swiv it/, n. a state of nervous excitement, haste, or anxiety; flutter: I was in such a swivet that I could hardly speak. [1890 95; orig. obscure] * * * … Universalium
swivet — noun a panic or extreme discomposure it threw her into a swivet • Hypernyms: ↑panic, ↑terror, ↑affright … Useful english dictionary
swivet — noun (Also swivvet) A state of condition of haste, flutter; extreme discomposure or distress; irritation exasperation annoyance … Wiktionary
swivet — Synonyms and related words: befuddlement, bewilderment, bother, botheration, chaos, cloud, confusion, daze, discombobulation, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disorder, disorganization, disorientation, disturbance, dither, embarrassment … Moby Thesaurus
swivet — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal, A condition of excited distress: fume. Informal: snit, state, sweat. Slang: tizzy. See calm … English dictionary for students
swivet — n. state of distress or agitation … English contemporary dictionary
swivet — [ swɪvɪt] noun informal, chiefly US a fluster or panic. Origin C19: of unknown origin … English new terms dictionary