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Fantod

Pronunciation: FAN-tahd

Definition: nervous irritability, an emotional outburst, a fit.

Origin

This surprising noun dates back to 1839, but its origin is unclear. Some suggest this is a jocular formation based on the word fantasy, behavior too weird to be real…

Why this word?

This is a great word! Many of us are moody; many of us tend to drown in emotion when not completely necessary, to laugh or cry or scream abundantly. This is the word for it!

How to use the word fantod in a sentence?

Fantod is a noun representing any sort of emotional outburst. Although there is nothing negative in the word itself, this one would mainly work in the negative sense.

We could never be calm during that year when Jane suffered her fantods. Anything we did or said resulted in a crazy outburst!”

You should really learn how to control your fantods; it’s becoming too much for me to handle…”

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Written by Victoria Sheinkin

Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for UnusedWords.com. Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.

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