Definition of "madhouse" [mad•house]

  • (noun) Offensive An institution for the mentally ill.
  • (noun) Informal A place of great disorder and confusion.

Use "madhouse" in a sentence

  • "The madhouse was the old Manor House in Clerkenwell which had belonged to the Earls of Northampton."
  • "Divil a word I’d forget, and your face grinning always in front of my eyes, awake or asleep, ’til I do be thinking a madhouse is the proper place for me."
  • ""A madhouse is the place for the man who wants to live ou'doors in the winter time; the poor-farm is too good for him.""

Words like "madhouse"

SUBSCRIBE TO WORD OF THE DAY