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 for temper tantrum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tantrum \Tan"trum\, n.
     1. A whim; an affected air. [Colloq. and archaic]
        --Thackeray.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A display of ill-humor, especially a demonstration of rage
        or frustration by shouting or violent physical movements,
        such as the stamping of feet; called also temper
        tantrum. It is usually associated with children, but is
        sometimes seen in adults.
        [PJC]
  
     3. [fig.] A display of anger expressed by irrationally
        striking out at innocent targets or inanimate objects; as,
        the governor was so insulted by the article, he threw a
        temper tantrum and cancelled the ceremony.
        [PJC]

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