- an insane person; lunatic.
Origin of bedlamite
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Examples from the Web for bedlamite
I see now where the present bedlamite style of coiffure comes from.Shawl-Straps
Louisa M. Alcott
The bedlamite replied, "The world said I was mad; I said the world was mad, and they outwitted me."The Jest Book
Why Bayard in the nineteenth century's a Bedlamite, Irish or no.The Celt and Saxon, Complete
The bedlamite replied, The world said I was mad; I said the world was mad; and they outvoted me.
Any way, it came to be used for a witless fellow, or Bedlamite.Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles
Daniel Hack Tuke
- archaic a lunatic; insane person
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