control freak

Informal.

a person having a strong need for control over people or situations.

Nearby words

  1. control chart,
  2. control column,
  3. control commands,
  4. control electrode,
  5. control experiment,
  6. control freakery,
  7. control grid,
  8. control group,
  9. control key,
  10. control panel

Origin of control freak

1975–80

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British Dictionary definitions for control freak

control freak

noun

a person with an obsessive need to be in control of what is happening
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