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bedlamite

[ bed-luh-mahyt ]

noun

  1. an insane person; lunatic.


bedlamite

/ ˈbɛdləˌmaɪt /

noun

  1. archaic.
    a lunatic; insane person


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Word History and Origins

Origin of bedlamite1

First recorded in 1615–25; bedlam + -ite 1
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Example Sentences

She dances like a bedlamite, Until the far horizon grows Big with sweet night, at last!

He was furious moreover at having been tricked, and meditated bedlamite plans of vengeance.

And I ain't out of my head—not yet; though keepin' company with a Bedlamite may have some effect, I shouldn't wonder.

Diccon the Bedlamite, a half-mad mendicant, both knave and thief.

If you have a letter for me, why did you not give it to me instead of standing here raving like a bedlamite—you old fool?

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