Tantrum definition

tăntrəm
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A fit of bad temper.
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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.

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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.

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A violent, willful outburst of annoyance, rage, etc.; childish fit of bad temper.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tantrum
Plural:
tantrums

Origin of tantrum

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Unknown origin; since 1714.

    From Wiktionary