tantrum

noun tan·trum \ ˈtan-trəm \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of tantrum

: a fit of bad temper

Examples of tantrum in a Sentence

  1. had a tantrum when he found his little sister using his model paints

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Origin and Etymology of tantrum

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TANTRUM Defined for English Language Learners

tantrum

noun

Definition of tantrum for English Language Learners

  • : an uncontrolled expression of childish anger : an angry outburst by a child or by someone who is behaving like a child


TANTRUM Defined for Kids

tantrum

noun tan·trum \ ˈtan-trəm \

Definition of tantrum for Students

: an outburst of bad temper

Medical Dictionary

tantrum

noun tan·trum \ ˈtan-trəm \

medical Definition of tantrum

: a fit of bad temper


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