Definition of madhouse
1 informal : an institution providing care to mentally ill individuals
2 : a place of uproar or confusion
Examples of madhouse in a Sentence
The stadium was a madhouse when the team won the championship.
it was hard to believe that this place with the bright cheery walls was really a madhouse
Recent Examples of madhouse from the Web
Unlike previous installments, E3 2017 is an utter madhouse in terms of getting into random games' lines and testing out cool or weird titles.
This was a goalie accustomed to New York pressure, accustomed to standing at one end of the Madison Square Garden madhouse and staring elimination in the eye.
Somehow the Prides found time (and a vacant computer) in this madhouse to compile their evaluations in a humongous and amazingly complete atlas to all educational software available for personal computers and CD-ROM platforms.
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First Known Use of madhouse
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Definition of madhouse for Students
: a place or scene of complete confusion or noisy excitement
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