barking mad

adjective
variants: or barking \ ˈbär-​kiŋ How to pronounce barking (audio) \

Definition of barking mad

chiefly British, informal
: crazy, insane an eccentric personality that verged on barking mad— Mitchell Owens "Another one who thinks you're barking," said Ron, throwing a crumpled letter over his shoulder …— J. K. Rowling

First Known Use of barking mad

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Barking mad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barking%20mad. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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barking mad

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of barking mad

British, informal : completely crazy

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