- 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.
Origin of tantrum; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Origin of tantrumOrigin unknown.
- An often childish display or fit of bad temper.
- Many parents become embarrassed by their children throwing tantrums in public places.
- Baby Shawn threw a tantrum when he was told the bicycle was not his.
Unknown origin; since 1714.