Informal, Dialectal a condition of irritation, exasperation, annoyance, etc.
Origin of swivet; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A state of extreme distress or discomposure.
Origin of swivetOrigin unknown.
- (Also swivvet) A state or condition of haste, flutter; extreme discomposure or distress; irritation, exasperation, annoyance.
- "Theo wasn't perfect either - buried son, divorced a wife, never learned to drive, plagued by swivets." ("The Nerve" by Lee Henderson appearing in The Walrus July/August 2009)