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From earlier tanterum. Further etymology unknown. Possibly from Tamil தந்திரம்(tantiram, stratagem, cunning, ruse, tactic, trickery).

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tantrum (plural tantrums)

  1. An often childish display or fit of bad temper.
    Many parents become embarrassed by their children throwing tantrums in public places.
    Baby Shawn threw a tantrum when he was told the bicycle was not his.
    • 2003, Saralea E. Chazan, Simultaneous Treatment of Parent and Child (page 185)
      When he became frustrated, he threw a tantrum, and his mother would attempt to comfort him.

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