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



BrE BrE//ˌpiː em ˈesː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpiː em ˈesː//
(also PMT
BrE BrE//ˌpiː em ˈtiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpiː em ˈtiː//
British English
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physical and emotional problems such as pain and feeling depressed that many women experience before their period (= flow of blood) each month. PMS/PMT are abbreviations for premenstrual syndrome/tension. Symptoms of PMS include breast tenderness and a craving for sweet food. see also premenstrual
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: PMS