control freak
noun Date: 1977 a person whose behavior indicates a powerful need to control people or circumstances in everyday matters

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • control freak — is a convenient and colourful informal derogatory term for a person who is obsessive about exercising control over others • (Her father…was a twisted control freak and a brutal thug Daily Mail, 2007). Like many such uses it becomes difficult to… …   Modern English usage

  • control freak — control freaks N COUNT (disapproval) If you say that someone is a control freak, you mean that they want to be in control of every situation they find themselves in. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • control freak — control′ freak n. cvb a person having a strong need for control • Etymology: 1975–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Control freak — For the Teen Titans supervillain, see Control Freak (villain). In psychology related slang, control freak is a derogatory term for a person who attempts to dictate how everything around them is done  a control freak. Scared to let us have… …   Wikipedia

  • control freak — noun someone with a compulsive desire to exert control over situations and people • Hypernyms: ↑compulsive * * * noun, pl ⋯ freaks [count] informal : a person who has a strong need to control people or how things are done My boss is a real… …   Useful english dictionary

  • control freak — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms control freak : singular control freak plural control freaks informal someone who wants to control every aspect of a situation and will not allow other people to share in making decisions …   English dictionary

  • control freak — con trol ,freak noun count INFORMAL someone who wants to control every aspect of a situation and will not allow other people to share in making decisions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • control freak — con trol .freak n informal someone who is too concerned about controlling all the details in every situation they are involved in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • control freak — noun informal a person who feels an obsessive need to exercise control over themselves and others. Derivatives control freakery noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • control freak — a person having a strong need to control his or her surroundings. [1975 80] * * * …   Universalium

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