madman

noun mad·man \ ˈmad-ˌman , -mən \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of madman

: a man who is or acts as if insane

Examples of madman in a Sentence

  1. a celebrity being stalked by a madman

  2. as far as I'm concerned, anyone who likes skydiving is a madman

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First Known Use of madman

14th century

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madman Synonyms

Synonyms

daredevil, devil, madcap;

Related Words

berserk (or berserker), cowboy, hotdog, showboat;



MADMAN Defined for English Language Learners

madman

Definition of madman for English Language Learners

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

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


MADMAN Defined for Kids

madman

noun mad·man \ ˈmad-ˌman , -mən \

Definition of madman for Students

plural madmen \-mən\
: a man who is or acts as if insane

Medical Dictionary

madman

noun mad·man \ ˈmad-ˌman, -mən \

medical Definition of madman

: a man who is or acts as if insane


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