Definition of control freak in US English:

control freak


  • A person who feels an obsessive need to exercise control over themselves and others and to take command of any situation.

    • ‘There is something of the control freak about Thompson.’
    • ‘I was a little concerned, because I had heard rumors about him being a control freak, which is not true.’
    • ‘I knew from the first time I met Jayson that Jayson was a control freak.’
    • ‘Michelle says her ex-husband was a control freak.’
    • ‘As much as I am a romantic at heart, I'm also a control freak.’
    • ‘He knew he could not have it, but he's a control freak.’
    • ‘I prefer the Web site devoted to the exhibit at the Royal Academy in London, which was designed by someone who was less of a control freak.’
    • ‘A control freak, his inability to take the lead in a situation in which so many elements are beyond his sphere of influence, is troubling him.’
    • ‘I'm such an obsessive control freak, over the teensiest things.’
    • ‘I have been told on many occasions that I am a control freak.’
    • ‘You do not have to tell me that this is because I am a control freak.’
    • ‘You have to be an obsessive control freak with no social life basically!’
    • ‘At heart, he remains a socialist control freak.’
    • ‘Through much amateur psycho-analysis, being a control freak has been deemed the main motivation for my giving up drink.’
    • ‘The flipside is that he has a reputation for being a control freak.’
    • ‘Clearly, theirs is the mutual attraction of a veteran control freak and an ambitious challenger.’
    • ‘Even as my life is winding down, I am still a control freak.’
    • ‘It's a movie about a control freak, and you see him at the very outset, controlling everything.’
    • ‘Being a control freak, I never let on how much I was drinking.’
    • ‘The control freak in me has finally tipped over the edge.’


control freak

/kənˈtroʊl frik/