maniac Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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maniacnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmeɪ·niˌæk/


a ​person who has an ​unusuallystronginterest in an ​activity or ​subject: My ​brother is a maniac when it comes to ​football.


a ​person who ​seemsunable to ​control his or her ​behavior and may ​commitviolentacts: a ​homicidal maniac
(Definition of maniac from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"maniac" in British English

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maniacnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmeɪ.ni.æk/

maniac noun [C] (INTERESTED)

informal a ​person who has a very ​stronginterest in a ​particularactivity: 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 ​streetwaving a ​massivemetalbar.informal I won't get in the ​car with Richard - he ​drives like a maniac!
(Definition of maniac from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “maniac”
in Arabic مَهووس بـِ…
in Korean 미치광이…
in Portuguese maníaco, -a, louco…
in Catalan maníac, -a…
in Japanese マニア…
in Chinese (Simplified) 强烈兴趣, 入迷的人,狂热爱好者…
in Turkish manyak, deli, çılgın…
in Russian маньяк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 強烈興趣, 入迷的人,狂熱愛好者…
in Italian maniaco, -a…
in Polish maniak…
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