Definition of frenzy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfrenzi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfrenzi//
[countable, usually singular, uncountable] (pl. frenzies)
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frenzy (of something) a state of great activity and strong emotion that is often violent or frightening and not under control in a frenzy of activity/excitement/violence The speaker worked the crowd up into a frenzy. an outbreak of patriotic frenzy a killing frenzy She tore the letter open in a frenzy. see also feeding frenzy Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French frenesie, from medieval Latin phrenesia, from Latin phrenesis, from Greek phrēn ‘mind’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: frenzy

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