Word of the Day – Conniption


I went out for dinner to celebrate a birthday party last night and I actually heard this word in conversation. In fact I’ve heard it used at least three or four times in conversation in the last few years.

It means a fit of hysterical excitement or anger.

E.g. He was having conniptions!

Definition for conniption – Oxford Dictionaries Online (World English).

North Americans, you should be proud to have produced such a wonderful word!

My aim is to use it in conversation at least once in the next six months.



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