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Meaning of “madhouse” in the English Dictionary

"madhouse" in British English

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madhousenoun

uk   us   /ˈmæd.haʊs/
[S] informal disapproving a ​place where there is no ​order and ​control: With four ​smallchildrenrunning 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)
Translations of “madhouse”
in Chinese (Simplified) 混乱的地方, 精神病医院…
in Turkish tımarhane…
in Russian бедлам, сумасшедший дом…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混亂的地方, 精神病醫院…
in Polish dom wariatów…
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