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 Witold Zajac, 41, of the 3100 block of North Newland Avenue, Chicago, was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property on Dec. 15 in connection with an apparent road rage incident, police said. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Park Ridge police: Member of moving crew stole, pawned gold chains," 22 Dec. 2020 The road rage incident occurred around 4:43 p.m. Dec. 2 in Palmerdale, in Jefferson County, and an altercation stemming from the incident led to the shooting of 22-year-old Dakota Nunley on Highway 75 near The Church at Remlap, Moon said. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Suspect captured in road-rage shooting that killed young Blount County man," 17 Dec. 2020 The road rage incident occurred around 4:43 p.m. in Palmerdale, in Jefferson County, and an altercation stemming from the incident led to the shooting of 22-year-old Dakota Nunley, 22, on Highway 75 near near The Church at Remlap, Moon said. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, "Witnesses sought in fatal Blount County road rage incident," 5 Dec. 2020 Erlanger police said a 42-year-old man reported he was shot Monday while in a car on I-75 after a road rage incident. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, "Erlanger police say man was shot Monday in reported road rage incident," 17 Nov. 2020 Police responded to a crash near the Kyles Lane exit around 1:30 p.m. and additional calls reported road rage and a shooting. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, "Kenton County prosecutor rules I-75 shooting justified use of force: Drivers in crash identified," 12 Oct. 2020 Indianapolis State Police detectives are investigating a south-side shooting that may have been a result of road rage. Jordan Erb, The Indianapolis Star, "Shots fired at pickup truck in possible road rage shooting on south side," 26 Sep. 2020 The Hamilton County Coroner identified the man killed Friday in a reported road rage shooting in Northern Kentucky. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, "Kenton County prosecutor rules I-75 shooting justified use of force: Drivers in crash identified," 12 Oct. 2020 On October 5, police responded to a road rage incident. Cheryl Higley, cleveland, "Industrial park businesses report break-ins: North Ridgeville police blotter," 17 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of road rage

1988, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jan 2021

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“Road rage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/road%20rage. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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