fantod

/fan"tod/, n.
1. Usually, fantods. a state of extreme nervousness or restlessness; the willies; the fidgets (usually prec. by the): We all developed the fantods when the plane was late in arriving.
2. Sometimes, fantods. a sudden outpouring of anger, outrage, or a similar intense emotion.
[1835-40; appar. fant(igue) (earlier fantique, perh. b. FANTASY and FRANTIC; -igue prob. by assoc. with FATIGUE) + -od(s), of obscure orig.; see -S3]

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Fantod — Fan tod, Fantad Fan tad, n. [Cf. {Fantigue}.] State of worry or excitement; fidget; fuss; also, indisposition; pet; sulks. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fantod — [fan′täd΄] n. [prob. < FANT(ASTIC) + od < ?] a nervous condition: now usually in the humorous phrase the fantods, a state of restless anxiety …   English World dictionary

  • fantod — /ˈfæntɒd/ (say fantod) Obsolete –noun 1. a temperamental mannerism or affectation; performance. –adjective 2. fidgety; restless. {? coinage based on fantastic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • fantod — noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of English dialect fantique, fanteeg, perhaps blend of fantastic and fatigue Date: 1839 1. plural a. a state of irritability and tension b. fidgets 2. an emotional outburst ; fit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fantod — noun a) State of worry or nervous anxiety, irritability. b) An irritable outburst …   Wiktionary

  • fantod — fan·tod …   English syllables

  • fantod — fan•tod [[t]ˈfæn tɒd[/t]] n. 1) cvb Usu., fantods. a state of extreme nervousness or restlessness (usu. prec. by the) 2) cvb Sometimes, fantods. a sudden outpouring of anger or a similar intense emotion • Etymology: 1835–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • fantod — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fantad — Fantod Fan tod, Fantad Fan tad, n. [Cf. {Fantigue}.] State of worry or excitement; fidget; fuss; also, indisposition; pet; sulks. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Edward Gorey — Birth name Edward St. John Gorey Born February 22, 1925(1925 02 22) Chicago, Illinois, Unit …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.