- n a panic or extreme discomposure
it threw her into a swivet
- Last week, for the first time in years, a real emperor dropped in on Vienna, and the city was plunged into a swivet of what local newspapers called Kaiser-fieber (emperor fever).
- Swivet Sir: In your issue of March 1 .
- The advertising world is in a swivet because familiar mass-market brand names such as Pampers and Marlboro are suddenly reeling from low-priced generic competitors.