from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A state of nervous irritability.
- n. Nervous movements caused by tension.
- n. An outburst of emotion; a fit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A state of worry or nervous anxiety, irritability.
- n. An irritable outburst.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. State of worry or excitement; fidget; fuss; also, indisposition; pet; sulks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fidgets: as, to give one the fantods.
(link) That story taught me the word fantod, which I think is one of the best (English) words ever.
Timothy cannot bear anyone to see him affected in any way, it puts him into a perfect fantod.
She could not see the tenacious Forsyte spirit working in that thin, tremulous shape against the extravagance of the emotion called up by this outrage on Forsyte principles -- the Forsyte spirit deep in there, saying: 'You mustn't get into a fantod, it'll never do.
It's the dreaded Highgollacum fantod from the forest.
A later creation, fantad or fantod, formed perhaps on the base of fantastic, appeared in 1867, some twenty-three years before some disheartened victim of Monday fever got the morbs
February 2nd, 2006 at 10: 09 pm mondrian’s neon fantod » It’s About The Wire, People says:
September 26th, 2005 at 11: 46 am mondrian’s neon fantod » While We Were Distracted (or, back to politics as usual) says:
“Ask no questions and you’ll be told no lies; don’t get into a fantod, leave it to me!”
She could not see the tenacious Forsyte spirit working in that thin, tremulous shape against the extravagance of the emotion called up by this outrage on Forsyte principles — the Forsyte spirit deep in there, saying: ‘You mustn’t get into a fantod, it’ll never do.
“Not too pointedly,” said Soames; “or she’ll get into a fantod.”