Meaning of “tantrum” in the English Dictionary

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"tantrum" in British English

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tantrumnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtæn.trəm/ us /ˈtæn.trəm/

a sudden period of uncontrolled anger like a young child's:

Charlie had/threw a tantrum in the shop because I wouldn't buy him any sweets.
If she doesn't get her own way she has temper tantrums.

(Definition of “tantrum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tantrum" in American English

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tantrumnoun [ C ]

us /ˈtæn·trəm/

a sudden period of extreme anger:

My mom would throw a tantrum if I wouldn’t eat.

(Definition of “tantrum” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)