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UK [ˈmædmən] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "madman":
singular madman plural madmen UK [ˈmædmən] / US
a) an insulting word for a man who you think is behaving in a crazy way
b) old-fashioned a man who is mentally ill

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  • Madman — Mad man, n.; pl. {Madmen}. A man who is mad; lunatic; a crazy person. [1913 Webster] When a man mistakes his thoughts for person and things, he is mad. A madman is properly so defined. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • madman — (n.) early 14c., mad man, from MAD (Cf. mad) (adj.) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.). One word form attested from c.1400, prevalent from 16c …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Madman — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Madman >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 madman madman lunatic maniac bedlamite candidate for Bedlam raver madcap Sgm: N 1 energumen energumen Sgm: N 1 automaniac automaniac monomaniac …   English dictionary for students

  • madman — [[t]mæ̱dmən[/t]] madmen N COUNT A madman is a man who is insane. He wanted to jump up and run outside, screaming like a madman …   English dictionary

  • madman — noun plural madmen (C) 1 like a madman in a wild, uncontrolled way: He went racing off like a madman! 2 not technical a man who is mentally ill …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • madman — I madman, madwoman (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See insanity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lunatic, one who is mentally ill, maniac, raver, bedlamite, insane man, deranged person, psychiatric patient, Tom o Bedlam*, nut*, looney*,… …   English dictionary for students

  • madman — mad|man [ˈmædmən] n plural madmen [ mən] 1.) someone who behaves in a wild, uncontrolled way ▪ He drives like a madman . 2.) old fashioned a man who is mentally ill …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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