- manhood suffrage,
- manic depression,
- manic disorder,
Origin of maniac
Examples from the Web for maniac
For as much as Walter was a maniac, he was at the forefront of printing art.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel|Marlow Stern|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tom Sizemore is, it seems, no longer a maniac—but he's convinced he can still play one onscreen.Tom Sizemore’s Revenge: On Tom Cruise’s Scientology Recruitment, Drugs, and Craving a Comeback|Marlow Stern|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The maniac suspects then killed another person in a Walmart, and then themselves.From Las Vegas to Georgia, the NRA Has Created a Monster|Cliff Schecter|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My son and I were sitting there when he was driving away at the end like a maniac.
They crave the spectacular drama of innocent death, and their evil calls to mind names like madman, maniac, fanatic, and monster.The Army Life, Mundane and Hideously Violent, by Turns|Brian Van Reet|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Whirling it like a feather round his head, the maniac rushed on.The Madman and the Pirate|R.M. Ballantyne
In height and weight we were equally matched; but his maniac strength was superhuman.
He took his cap off his head waved it in a sort of triumph, and began to dance like a maniac in his chains.
She really hoped they would be, for the thought of staying through that stormy night with a maniac was not a very pleasant one.Zula|H. Esselstyn Lindley
Of course, you know a maniac is stronger than three ordinary men?The Secret Glory|Arthur Machen
Word Origin for maniac
c.1600, "pertaining to mania; insane," from French maniaque (14c.), from Late Latin maniacus, from Greek maniakos, from mania (see mania). Borrowed at first in French form; Latinized in English from 1727. The noun is attested from 1763, from the adjective.