- The definition of a tantrum is a fit of anger or frustration.
An example of a tantrum is a child throwing themselves on the floor when they don’t get what they want.
A child throwing a tantrum.
tantrum definition by Webster's New World
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a violent, willful outburst of annoyance, rage, etc.; childish fit of bad temper
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
tantrum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A fit of bad temper. Also called regionally hissy2, hissy fit.
Origin: Origin unknown.
tantrum - Medical Definition
A fit of bad temper.