[hi-self, hiz-] /hɪˈsɛlf, hɪz-/
see himself. The shift in felt meaning of the first element of this compound from dative to gentitive created this new word c.1400, whereas the same process did not change herself.
[his] /hɪs/ verb (used without object) 1. to make or emit a sharp sound like that of the letter s prolonged, as a snake does, or as steam does when forced under pressure through a small opening. 2. to express disapproval or contempt by making this sound: The audience hissed when the actor forgot his […]
[his-ing] /ˈhɪs ɪŋ/ noun 1. the act of emitting a . 2. the sound of a . 3. Archaic. an occasion or object of scorn. [his] /hɪs/ verb (used without object) 1. to make or emit a sharp sound like that of the letter s prolonged, as a snake does, or as steam does when […]
- Hissing match
noun phrase A disagreeable confrontation; spat: refused to get into a hissing match with former union director Marvin Miller [1990s+; probably a euphemism for pissing contest]
[his-ee] /ˈhɪs i/ noun, plural hissies. 1. Slang. a fit of anger; temper tantrum. adj. 1905, from hiss + -y (2). Hissy fit is attested by 1983.