Origin of tantrum
Examples from the Web for tantrum
This year, however, the tantrum has continued, and the words have become increasingly dire.‘The State of War’—Kim Jong-un’s Bombastic, and Ominous, Bluster|Gordon G. Chang|March 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There's the "finale" we should be seeking after the broken crockery from the Tea Party tantrum is cleared away.
A tantrum that does not yield the desired result has catastrophic consequences.
A child operating behind the threat of a tantrum will begin by crying softly.
Thus any child considering the tantrum will keep his cards close to his chest.
What a tantrum she went in to be sure when she found you was gone.Madame Flirt|Charles E. Pearce
"Tantrum" was the horse that had run away with Grandma when she was thrown from the wagon, and generally smashed to pieces.Cape Cod Folks|Sarah P. McLean Greene
He's not had a tantrum or a whining fit since you made friends.The Secret Garden|Frances Hodgson Burnett
But Brother Archangias, still holding his cards, flew into a tantrum: 'Oh!Abbe Mouret's Transgression|Emile Zola
Either she was sincerely sorry for her tantrum or she was bent upon utterly destroying my peace.The Rustlers of Pecos County|Zane Grey
British Dictionary definitions for tantrum
Word Origin for tantrum
Word Origin and History for tantrum
1714, originally colloquial, of unknown origin.