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maniacnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmeɪ.ni.æk/

maniac noun [C] (INTERESTED)

informal a person who has a very strong interest in a particular activity: a football/sex maniac

maniac noun [C] (MENTALLY ILL)

a person who behaves in an uncontrolled way, not worrying about risks or danger: Some maniac was running down the street waving a massive metal bar.informal I won't get in the car with Richard - he drives like a maniac!
Translations of “maniac”
in Korean 미치광이…
in Arabic مَهووس بـِ…
in Portuguese maníaco, -a, louco…
in Catalan maníac, -a…
in Japanese マニア…
in Italian maniaco, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強烈興趣, 入迷的人,狂熱愛好者…
in Russian маньяк…
in Turkish manyak, deli, çılgın…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强烈兴趣, 入迷的人,狂热爱好者…
in Polish maniak…
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