- an insane person; lunatic.
Origin of bedlamite
Related Words for bedlamitecrazy, eccentric, nuts, wacky, kooky, mad, batty, foolish, absurd, bigot, freak, lunatic, fanatic, loony, zealot, fiend, psycho, psychopath, maniac, enthusiast
Examples from the Web for bedlamite
Historical Examples of 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