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tantrum

[tan-truh m] /ˈtæn trəm/
noun
1.
a violent demonstration of rage or frustration; a sudden burst of ill temper.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for tantrums

tantrum

/ˈtæntrəm/
noun
1.
(often pl) a childish fit of rage; outburst of bad temper
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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tantrum

n.

1714, originally colloquial, of unknown origin.

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tantrums in Medicine

tantrum tan·trum (tān'trəm)
n.
A fit of bad temper.

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