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
- 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 phren&emacron;sia, from Latin phren&emacron;sis, back-formation from phren&emacron;ticus, delirious; see frenetic.
(third-person singular simple present frenzies, present participle frenzying, simple past and past participle frenzied)
- (uncommon) To render frantic.