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performance, flare-up, temper, outburst, tantrum, fuss, fit, upset, commotion, to-do, confrontation, exhibition, row, huff, conniption, storm, wax, anger, animosity, dander
- tempe, vale of,
- temper color,
Origin of temper tantrum
First recorded in 1925–30
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