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madman

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈmæd.mən/ /-mæn/ (plural -men uk   /-mən/ us   )

madman noun [C] (STRANGE/DANGEROUS MAN)

disapproving a man who behaves in a very strange and uncontrolled or dangerous way: I drove like a madman to get there in time.

madman noun [C] (MENTALLY ILL)

old use or offensive a man who is mentally ill
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