madman

[ mad-man, -muh n ]
/ ˈmædˌmæn, -mən /

noun, plural mad·men [mad-men, -muh n] /ˈmædˌmɛn, -mən/.

a person who is or behaves as if insane; lunatic; maniac.

Nearby words

  1. madisonville,
  2. madiun,
  3. madly,
  4. madlyn,
  5. madm.,
  6. madness,
  7. madoera,
  8. madonna,
  9. madonna and child,
  10. madonna lily

Origin of madman

First recorded in 1300–50, madman is from the Middle English word madd man. See mad, man1

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British Dictionary definitions for madman

madman

/ (ˈmædmən) /

noun plural -men

a man who is insane, esp one who behaves violently; lunatic
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Word Origin and History for madman

madman

n.

early 14c., mad man, from mad (adj.) + man (n.). One-word form attested from c.1400, prevalent from 16c.

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