noun, plural mad·hous·es [mad-hou-ziz] /ˈmædˌhaʊ zɪz/.
Examples from the Web for madhouse
Not so long before, executions had been popular entertainment and trips to a madhouse were like going to the circus.
Before long, it was a madhouse—both literally and figuratively.Inside Beacher's Madhouse, L.A.'s Craziest Nightclub|Marlow Stern|June 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And to state the obvious, Gosnell's madhouse was not what I was marching for.Kermit Gosnell Found Guilty of Murdering Three Babies|Megan McArdle|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Madhouse went bust last year; the company was reportedly bought by a new owner around the time the label came to light.The Rise of Sexist Fashion, From Plain Jane Homme to Disney|Soraya Roberts|May 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The backstage area of a fashion show is almost always a madhouse.
In the night they were all taken with hallucinations, so that the pious convent was like a madhouse.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
A madhouse is the place for the man who wants to live ou'doors in the winter time; the poor-farm is too good for him.The Village Watch-Tower|(AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
Every retail shop turned into a madhouse with the inmates all running wild.Ladies and Gentlemen |Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
We must release Padovini from the madhouse,” he said, “and put Manin in his place.Builders of United Italy|Rupert Sargent Holland
Its records read like those of a madhouse where religious maniacs have broken loose and locked up their keepers.A History of the United States|Cecil Chesterton