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madcap

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adjective mad·cap \ˈmad-ˌkap\

Simple Definition of madcap

  • : very foolish or silly

Full Definition of madcap

  1. :  marked by capriciousness, recklessness, or foolishness

madcap noun

Examples of madcap

  1. <a madcap scheme to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel>



1588

First Known Use of madcap

1588


MADCAP Defined for Kids

madcap

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adjective mad·cap \ˈmad-ˌkap\

Definition of madcap

  1. :  reckless, wild <a madcap adventure>





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