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screaming fantods

and (howling) fantods
n. extreme anxiety; nervous hysteria. (Old. One might call this vintage literary mock colloquial, since it survives in the works of well-known writers and occasional literary use. The origin is unknown, but the Oxford English Dictionary lists Fantad with the same meaning, and cautiously suggests that is related to fantasy and similar words containing fan.) The afternoon’s excitement has left Lady Waddington with a case of the screaming fantods. The reviewer felt that any slang dictionary that excluded “fantods” was defective.
See also: fantod, scream

howling fantods

See also: fantod, howling


See also: fantod
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Yn ystod y rhaglen bydd Sarah yn edrych ar sefyllfa'r ani fail yn y gwyllt ac yn ymweld ag amddifaty sy'n gofalu am elif fantod bach sydd wedi colli eu mamau.
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In Fantods, we take a look back at some of the most significant of these articles and essays (as well as some appearing in other publications), many of which strive to define risk and others that aim to broaden these definitions.