“loss of the eyelashes,” 1690s, medical Latin, from Greek madarosis “baldness.” Related: Madarotic.
madarosis mad·a·ro·sis (mād’ə-rō’sĭs)
- Mad as a hornet
Also, mad as hell or hops or a wet hen . Very angry, enraged as in Mary was mad as a hornet when her purse was stolen , or Upset? Dan was mad as hell , or The teacher was mad as a wet hen . The use of mad for “angry” dates from about […]
- Mad as a wet hen
adjective phrase Very angry; infuriated; pissed off: When he got the letter he was mad as a wet hen (1823+)
[mad-kap] /ˈmædˌkæp/ adjective 1. wildly or heedlessly impulsive; reckless; rash: a madcap scheme. noun 2. a madcap person. /ˈmædˌkæp/ adjective 1. impulsive, reckless, or lively noun 2. an impulsive, reckless, or lively person 1580s, noun and adjective, from mad (adj.) + cap, used here figuratively for “head.” Related: Madcappery. Math and set problems, for the […]
1. . noun 1. an informal name for BSE mad cow disease n. See bovine spongiform encephalopathy. mad cow disease (mād) A degenerative neurologic disease of cattle, thought to be caused by infection-causing agents called prions, in which brain tissues deteriorate and take on a spongy appearance, resulting in abnormal behaviors and loss of muscle […]