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madman

[mad-man, -muh n] /ˈmædˌmæn, -mən/
noun, plural madmen
[mad-men, -muh n] /ˈmædˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person who is or behaves as if insane; lunatic; maniac.
Origin of madman
1300-1350
First recorded in 1300-50, madman is from the Middle English word madd man. See mad, man1
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madman

/ˈmædmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a man who is insane, esp one who behaves violently; lunatic
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Word Origin and History for madman
n.

early 14c., mad man, from mad (adj.) + man (n.). One-word form attested from c.1400, prevalent from 16c.

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