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madcap

[ mad-kap ]
/ ˈmædˌkæp /
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adjective
wildly or heedlessly impulsive; reckless; rash: a madcap scheme.
noun
a madcap person.
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Origin of madcap

First recorded in 1580–90; mad + cap1
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British Dictionary definitions for madcap

madcap
/ (ˈmædˌkæp) /

adjective
impulsive, reckless, or lively
noun
an impulsive, reckless, or lively person

Word Origin for madcap

C16: from mad + cap (in the figurative sense: head)
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