A speech that was more rant than reason.
An example of a rant is a long, emotional letter of complaint to a company.
A rant against the university's policies.
An example of to rant is to spend an hour complaining about the traffic.
Origin of rant
- Probably from obsolete Dutch ranten
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Dutch ranten, randen (“talk nonsense, rave").