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Definition of "tantrum" []

  • A fit of bad temper. Also called regionally hissy2, hissy fit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tantrum" in a sentence
  • "The only one throwing up a tantrum is the guy who talks about the defeat and resurrection of the Russian Empire while talking about the decay and fall of an American Empire that was never born to begin with."
  • "The end result of Mike Griffin's temper tantrum is to further deepen the depression and morale problems of those who work there."
  • "Because for me, frankly, I don't care how deep in tantrum territory you and your little brain are, hitting is never acceptable."