- The definition of a frenzy is wild, chaotic or out-of-control behavior.
An example of a frenzy is the behavior of fans after their team wins a big game.
Origin of frenzyMiddle English frenesie ; from Old French ; from Medieval Latin phrenesia ; from Classical Latin phrenesis ; from Late Greek phrenēsis ; from Classical Greek phrenitis, madness, inflammation of the brain ; from phrēn, mind: see phrenetic
- A state of violent mental agitation or wild excitement.
- Temporary madness or delirium.
- A mania; a craze.
transitive verbfren·zied, fren·zy·ing, fren·zies
Origin of frenzyMiddle English frenesie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin phrenēsia, from Latin phrenēsis, back-formation from phrenēticus, delirious; see frenetic.
(third-person singular simple present frenzies, present participle frenzying, simple past and past participle frenzied)
- (uncommon) To render frantic.