Tom o'Bedlam

noun Tom o'Bed·lam \-əˈbedləm\

Definition of Tom o'Bedlam

plural

Tom o'Bedlams

  1. :  a wandering mendicant either mad or feigning to be so :  bedlamite

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Origin and Etymology of tom o'bedlam

Tom (nickname for Thomas) + o' + Bedlam, popular name for the Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem, London, England, an insane asylum — more at bedlam


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