Word of the Day (March 29, 2013): swivet


– noun:



A state of nervous exceitment, haste, or anxiety; flutter.  I was in such a swivet that I could hardly speak.


1. This sent her into a larger swivet, but its ferocity now didn’t faze Susan.  She now knew the deal.

– Douglas Coupland, Miss Wyoming, 2010

2. Benny had warned Patsy about this; the mother, he said, was in a swivet about the plea.

– Michelle Nuneven, Blame, 2010

[From Dictionary.com]

This word strikes me as very Jane Austenian, but maybe that’s just me.

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