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 phren?sis from Classical Greek phrenitis, madness: see frenetic
transitive verb-·zied, -·zy·ing
- 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.