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maniac

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmeɪniæk/ informal
someone who behaves in an extreme or uncontrolled way: a sex maniac He drives like a maniac.EnthusiastsAdmirersOf unsound mindStupid and silly
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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