The Most Popular Slang Word The Year You Were Born
33. 1978: Snitty
I love the word snitty. Since 1978, it has been part of our vocabulary, and it definitely has its place. Merriam-Webster says the origin of the word is unclear. According to their definition, "Those of Germanic descent might know the word snit as a noun meaning 'an apple slice,' but this doesn't help etymologists much. In fact, it just gets them into a 'snit' (a state of agitation). No matter how they slice and dice the word snitty, they can't get to its core. All we know is that 'snit' was being used as early as 1939 and 'snitty' appeared some 40 years later, and that both words are mainly used in the United States."