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