One driver rants at another.
- The definition of a rant is a complaint that is often lengthy and filled with anger and emotion.
An example of a rant is a long, emotional letter of complaint to a company.
- Rant is defined as to complain at length in an angry, loud voice.
An example of to rant is to spend an hour complaining about the traffic.
Origin of rantfrom obsolete Dutch ranten, to rave, akin to German ranzen, to be noisy, anranzen, to affront
- ranting speech
- Scot., North Eng. a boisterous merrymaking
verbrant·ed, rant·ing, rants
- To speak or write in an angry or emotionally charged manner; rave.
- To express at length a complaint or negative opinion: “He could rant on the subject of physician-assisted illness” ( Paul Theroux )
- Angry, emotionally charged, or tediously negative speech or writing: a speech that was more rant than reason.
- An example of such speech or writing: a rant against the university's policies.
- Chiefly British Wild or uproarious merriment.
Origin of rantProbably from obsolete Dutch ranten
(third-person singular simple present rants, present participle ranting, simple past and past participle ranted)
- To speak or shout at length in an uncontrollable anger.
- To criticize by ranting.
From Dutch ranten, randen (“talk nonsense, rave").