follow Dictionary.com

Why is the ninth month called September?

temper tantrum

noun
1.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for temper tantrum
  • Data that doesn't fit your case, gets a temper tantrum.
  • And when the consequences happened, she would have an hourlong temper tantrum.
  • Cannot disagree with peers without escalating into a temper tantrum or running away from the situation.
  • She could only fall asleep with a movie on and had a temper tantrum with what the foster mom thought was a nurturing activity.
  • Instead of having a temper tantrum, how about coming up with solutions instead of this never-ending whining.
Contemporary definitions for temper tantrum
noun

a loss of mental balance or composure, esp. by an outburst of anger or irritation; also called tantrum

Word Origin

tantrum's origin is unknown

Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for temper tantrum

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for temper

10
12
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for temper tantrum