Word of the Week: fantod (FAN-tahd)

Definition

(noun) plural fantods a) a state of irritability and tension

b) fidgets

2. an emotional outburst : fit

In Context

“Orin’s special conscious horror, besides heights and the early morning, is roaches. There’d been parts of metro Boston near the Bay he’d refused to go to, as a child. Roaches give him the howling fantods.”

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, 1996