Madhouse
Madhouse Mad"house`, n. 1. An house or institution where insane persons are confined; an insane asylum; a bedlam; -- usually used in a deprecatory sense.

Syn: Bedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, nuthouse, sanatorium. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: (fig.) A chaotic, raucus or highly disordered situation. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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