road rage

noun

Definition of road rage

: a motorist's uncontrolled anger that is usually provoked by another motorist's irritating act and is expressed in aggressive or violent behavior

Examples of road rage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police say the fatal crash Sept. 14 happened after a road rage incident between the two drivers. Johnny Magdaleno, The Indianapolis Star, 4 Jan. 2022 Shelia Johnson, a 27-year-old mother, died June 12, three weeks after someone opened fire on her family’s vehicle in an apparent road rage incident on May 22 in the 8300 block of First Avenue North. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 1 Jan. 2022 Jozsef Piri, who was listed as a practicing family physician in Collier County, Florida, was taken into custody on charges related to the alleged road rage incident that left 44-year-old truck driver Roberto Fonseca-Rivera dead, NBC2 reported. Olivia Jakiel, PEOPLE.com, 23 Dec. 2021 San Antonio police arrested the man accused of a road rage shooting that left a woman dead and a child hospitalized. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Nov. 2021 During that time, Padgett was involved in an alleged road rage incident. Johnny Magdaleno, The Indianapolis Star, 16 Dec. 2021 Turnpike on Thursday afternoon in a fit of road rage, troopers said. Angie Dimichele, sun-sentinel.com, 2 Dec. 2021 Incidents of road rage in which guns have been brandished or fired at drivers have become increasingly common this year on Arkansas roads, with reports coming in almost daily in the past few months, the Arkansas State Police director said. Grant Lancaster, Arkansas Online, 15 Nov. 2021 In May, 6-year-old Aiden Leos was shot in a road rage attack on the 55 Freeway in Orange. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of road rage

1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of road rage was in 1988

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Last Updated

7 Jan 2022

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“Road rage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%20rage. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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