Examples of maniac in a Sentence
He's a complete maniac when he's playing football.
they should permanently put away the maniac who is responsible for these kidnappings
Recent Examples of maniac from the Web
And no matter how dead any of the eccentrics or maniacs or divas appeared to be, how far away from the president their status as fired or resigned or never-hired-in-the-first-place should have logically rendered them, nobody was ever truly gone.
That maniac on Twitter really is the president of the United States.
Using Fahrenheit in Canada was a sure way to brand myself not only as a recalcitrant American but also as a maniac.
How does a guy with a dream NFL life become a homicidal maniac and ultimately hang himself in his jail cell?
At least the knife-wielding maniacs have the decency to keep their mouths shut.
Not building some stupid wall for millions of dollars that has nothing to do with our safety, but actually protecting us from what is truly dangerous, which is maniacs with semi-automatic weapons just slaughtering our children.
What doesn't really make sense is the idea of a blasphemous, homicidal maniac running a rustic roadside inn in Alabama.
Big games could now be covered from four hours prior to tip—when maniacs like Ray Allen show up to shoot—to the last step onto the team bus.
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Origin and Etymology of maniac
First Known Use: circa 1763See Words from the same year
addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fan, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker;
MANIAC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of maniac for English Language Learners
: someone who is violent and mentally ill
: a person who behaves in a very wild way
: a person who is extremely enthusiastic about something
MANIAC Defined for Kids
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