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madwoman

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noun mad·wom·an \ˈmad-ˌwu̇-mən\

Simple Definition of madwoman

  • : a woman who has severe mental illness : an insane woman

  • : a woman who acts in a wild and uncontrolled way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of madwoman

  1. :  a woman who is or acts as if insane

Examples of madwoman in a sentence

  1. a story about a madwoman locked up by her husband

  2. She is a madwoman on the dance floor.



15th Century

First Known Use of madwoman

15th century


Medical Dictionary

madwoman

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noun mad·wom·an \ˈmad-ˌwu̇m-ən\

Medical Definition of madwoman

  1. :  a woman who is or acts as if insane





Learn More about madwoman

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "madwoman" Spanish Central: Translation of "madwoman"


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