tantrum

[ tan-truh m ]
/ ˈtæn trəm /

noun

a violent demonstration of rage or frustration; a sudden burst of ill temper.

Origin of tantrum

First recorded in 1740–50; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for tantrum

tantrum

/ (ˈtæntrəm) /

noun

(often plural) a childish fit of rage; outburst of bad temper

Word Origin for tantrum

C18: of unknown origin
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tantrum


n.

1714, originally colloquial, of unknown origin.

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Medicine definitions for tantrum

tantrum

[ tăntrəm ]

n.

A fit of bad temper.
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