[mad-woo m-uh n]
- a woman who is or behaves as if insane.
Origin of madwoman
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Examples from the Web for madwoman
Remember when “the madwoman in the attic” was more than just a metaphor for the female imagination?
Remember when it signified an actual ... “madwoman”, in an actual ... “attic”?
But why do voters in the sixth district of Minnesota want to be represented by a madwoman?The GOP's Worst Medicine
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Pascal fixed a penetrating look on the madwoman, and then on his father and uncle.The Fortune of the Rougons
She was a stout, vigorous girl, attached especially to the service of the madwoman.
A loud cry from the madwoman, a terrified call would have sufficed.
The boy raised his eyes to the madwoman's face, and both looked at each other.
Oh, when she left his place, a few days ago, she felt like a madwoman!The Bill-Toppers
- a woman who is insane, esp one who behaves violently; lunatic
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