madwoman

noun mad·wom·an \ ˈmad-ˌwu̇-mən \
|Updated on: 20 Jun 2018

Definition of madwoman

: a woman who is or acts as if insane

Examples of madwoman in a Sentence

  1. a story about a madwoman locked up by her husband

  2. She is a madwoman on the dance floor.

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First Known Use of madwoman

15th century

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MADWOMAN Defined for English Language Learners

madwoman

Definition of madwoman for English Language Learners

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

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


Medical Dictionary

madwoman

noun mad·wom·an \ ˈmad-ˌwu̇m-ən \

medical Definition of madwoman

: a woman who is or acts as if insane

Learn More about madwoman

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of madwoman


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