noun Date: 15th century a woman who is or acts as if insane

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  • madwoman — n. a woman lunatic. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • madwoman — [mad′woom΄ən] n. pl. madwomen [mad′wim΄in] a demented or insane woman …   English World dictionary

  • madwoman — UK [ˈmædˌwʊmən] / US noun [countable] Word forms madwoman : singular madwoman plural madwomen UK [ˈmædˌwɪmɪn] / US a) an insulting word for a woman who you think is behaving in a crazy way b) old fashioned a woman who is mentally ill …   English dictionary

  • madwoman — madman, madwoman (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See insanity …   English dictionary for students

  • madwoman — [[t]mædwʊmən[/t]] madwomen N COUNT A madwoman is a woman who is insane. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • madwoman — /ˈmædwʊmən/ (say madwoomuhn) noun 1. a woman who is insane. 2. Colloquial a woman whose behaviour is considered to be outrageous or eccentric. –phrase 3. be all over the place like (or look like) a madwoman s breakfast (or washing){{}} (or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • madwoman — /mad woom euhn/, n., pl. madwomen. a woman who is or behaves as if insane. [1400 50; late ME. See MAD, WOMAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • madwoman — noun a) A woman who is insane. b) one who appears to be or may be insane …   Wiktionary

  • madwoman — mad·wom·an mad .wu̇m ən n a woman who is or acts as if insane …   Medical dictionary

  • madwoman — mad|wom|an [ˈmædwumən] n plural madwomen [ ˌwımın] old fashioned a woman who is mentally ill …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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