Today to be explained without dereliction is another not frequently heard word- conniption.

So let’s break it down like this con-nip-tion.

Con is short for convict or by comprehension prisoner.

Nip is the desire to imbibe  alcohol.

Tion is a Latin suffix expressing action hence activating the nip.

Thus with conviction I can state that conniption means a prisoner drinking alcohol.

However I’m not sure what the word is when a con can’t get any alcohol and then throws a fit.


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