(orig. Aus.) a tantrum.
|Alt. Eng. Dict. [Internet] willie tantrum.|
(Aus.) to throw a fit, lit. or fig.
|Cumberland Argus (Sydney) 15 Aug. 18/4: When forcibly about the street you rouse, / If when it’s dry your wife is driven dilly / Because the house is always full of dust, / And if sometimes you nearly throw a willie / When you consider things are so unjust.|
|Truth (Sydney) 23 Nov. 3/5: A tote clerk at Rosebery yesterday almost chucked a willie at the window when an investor appeared and plonked down £100 in one hand. It was the biggest lump sum ever staked in on one horse in the history of the Rosebery Club, and possibly in all A.R.C. racing.|
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl. 121: To throw a fit is [...] to throw a sixer, willy or seven.|
|I Travelled a Lonely Land (1957) 240/2: throw a willy – have a fit, as ‘I was so furious I almost threw a willy.’.|
|‘Whisper All Aussie Dict.’ in Kings Cross Whisper (Sydney) xxxiii 4/3: chuck a willy: Have a fit.|
|Lily on the Dustbin 184: Family members [...] will long remember the day mum ‘blew her top’, ‘snapped her twig’, ‘popped her cork’, ‘did her block’ and ‘chucked a willy.’.|