madcap

adjective mad·cap \ ˈmad-ˌkap \
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of madcap

: marked by capriciousness, recklessness, or foolishness

madcap

noun

Examples of madcap in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of madcap

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MADCAP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of madcap for English Language Learners

  • : very foolish or silly


MADCAP Defined for Kids

madcap

adjective mad·cap \ ˈmad-ˌkap \

Definition of madcap for Students

: reckless, wild
  • a madcap adventure


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