Madcap Mad"cap`, n. A person of wild behavior; an excitable, rash, violent person. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • madcap — 1580s, noun and adjective, from MAD (Cf. mad) (adj.) + CAP (Cf. cap), used here figuratively for “head.” Related: Madcappery …   Etymology dictionary

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  • madcap — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ impulsive or reckless …   English terms dictionary

  • madcap — mad|cap [ˈmædkæp] adj [only before noun] old fashioned 1.) a madcap idea seems crazy and unlikely to succeed ▪ a madcap scheme 2.) a madcap person behaves in a crazy and often funny way ▪ He plays a madcap game show host …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • madcap — [[t]mæ̱dkæp[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A madcap plan or scheme is very foolish and not likely to succeed. [INFORMAL] The politicians simply flitted from one madcap scheme to another... His fast paced novels are full of bizarre situations and… …   English dictionary

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