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 Many bike riders are hopeful about a world of robot drivers that never experience road rage or get distracted by their phones. Gerrit De Vynck, Washington Post, 7 July 2024 The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is hailing the July 1 arrest of a San Pablo man, who allegedly shot into another car during a road rage incident, as its first to be aided by a new network of hundreds of cameras around Oakland and the East Bay. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 6 July 2024 The incident occurred Saturday at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Holt Boulevard and Mountain Avenue after emergency dispatchers received a call about a road rage incident with a possible stabbing, said Ontario Police Cpl. Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2024 State police said troopers at 6:20 p.m. received the report of a road rage incident involving a firearm on I-95 South. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 24 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for road rage 

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of road rage was in 1988

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“Road rage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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