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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

control′ freak`(n.)

  1. a person having a strong need for control.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of control freak:

1975–80, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. control freak(noun)

    someone with a compulsive desire to exert control over situations and people


  1. control freak(Noun)

    A person who is excessively controlling and domineering.

  2. control freak(Noun)

    A tyrant or manipulator.


  1. Control freak

    In psychology-related slang, control freak is a derogatory term for a person who attempts to dictate how everything around them is done. The phrase was first used in the late 1960s — an era when great stress was laid on the principle of 'doing one's own thing' and letting others do the same.


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