What does the word tantrum mean?

Usage examples for tantrum

  1. Bed coverings were scattered about the floor, flung there during this- her latest- tantrum. – Warrior of the Dawn by Howard Carleton Browne
  2. Late one evening Laura came bursting in upon them in a perfect tantrum, every nerve in her lithe body tense, her full lips visibly quivering, her voice unsteady, and her big black eyes aflame with rage. – His Family by Ernest Poole