mantrum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of man +‎ tantrum.

Noun[edit]

mantrum (plural mantrums)

  1. (slang, derogatory) An emotional outburst by an adult man.
    • 2008, Kresley Cole, Dark Needs at Night's Edge, Pocket Books (2008), ISBN 9781416565567, page 219:
      "My hubby's there with his kinsmen. He loathes girls' night out—throws a mantrum every week. So I suppose I could go relieve his misery."
    • 2010, Lillian Glass, Toxic Men: 10 Ways to Identify, Deal with, and Heal from the Men Who Make Your Life Miserable, Adams Media (2010), ISBN 9781440509131, page 192:
      Sometimes mirroring the bully's behavior puts a stop to things. It certainly is worth a try. In the middle of one of his “mantrums,” mirror him back and watch what happens.
    • 2014, Danube Adele, Quicksilver Dreams, Carina Press (2014), ISBN 9781426897856, unnumbered page:
      Before me, the turnover rate on his assistant's desk was about three months due to his daily mantrums.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:mantrum.