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madman

[mad-man, -muh n]
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noun, plural mad·men [mad-men, -muh n] /ˈmædˌmɛn, -mən/.
  1. a person who is or behaves as if insane; lunatic; maniac.
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Origin of madman

First recorded in 1300–50, madman is from the Middle English word madd man. See mad, man1
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psychopath, maniac, screwball, oddball, cuckoo, nut, psychotic, psycho, looney, raver, bedlamite, nutcase

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British Dictionary definitions for madman

madman

noun plural -men
  1. a man who is insane, esp one who behaves violently; lunatic
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Word Origin and History for 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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