roid rage

variants: or 'roid rage

Definition of roid rage

: an outburst of anger, aggression, or violence attributed to the use of anabolic steroids Some experts believe that use of testosterone can contribute to paranoia, depression and violent outbursts known as "roid rage."— Harry R. Weber … were convinced that they suffered steroids' infamously nasty side effects, including acne and the irritability known as "roid rage."— Sue Russell … a habitual steroid user prone to fits of 'roid rage— Jeff Peralman

First Known Use of roid rage

1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Roid rage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2020.

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