madwoman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mad +‎ woman.

Noun[edit]

madwoman (plural madwomen)

  1. A woman who is insane.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1852–53: ... but there seemed to be no reality in the whole scene except poor little Miss Flite, the madwoman, standing on a bench and nodding at it. — Charles Dickens, Bleak House,

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