madwoman

[mad-woo m-uh n]
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Origin of madwoman

1400–50; late Middle English. See mad, woman
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  • Pascal fixed a penetrating look on the madwoman, and then on his father and uncle.

  • She was a stout, vigorous girl, attached especially to the service of the madwoman.

    Doctor Pascal

    Emile Zola

  • The boy raised his eyes to the madwoman's face, and both looked at each other.

    Doctor Pascal

    Emile Zola

  • A loud cry from the madwoman, a terrified call would have sufficed.

    Doctor Pascal

    Emile Zola

  • Oh, when she left his place, a few days ago, she felt like a madwoman!

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne


British Dictionary definitions for madwoman

madwoman

noun plural -women
  1. a woman who is insane, esp one who behaves violently; lunatic
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