Meaning of “madhouse” in the English Dictionary


"madhouse" in English

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uk /ˈmæd.haʊs/ us /ˈmæd.haʊs/

[ S ] informal disapproving a place where there is no order and control:

With four small children running around, the place is a madhouse.
He called the government's policy "the economics of the madhouse".

[ C ] old use a mental hospital

(Definition of “madhouse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"madhouse" in American English

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madhousenoun [ C ]

us /ˈmædˌhɑʊs/

a place that is wild and noisy, with too many activities going on:

I can’t study here, this place is a madhouse!

(Definition of “madhouse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)