Maniac



[mey-nee-ak] /ˈmeɪ niˌæk/

noun
1.
a raving or violently insane person; lunatic.
2.
any intemperate or overly zealous or enthusiastic person:
a maniac when it comes to details.
adjective
3.
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/ˈmeɪnɪˌæk/
noun
1.
a wild disorderly person
2.
a person who has a great craving or enthusiasm for something: a football maniac
3.
(psychiatry, obsolete) a person afflicted with mania
adj.

c.1600, “pertaining to mania; insane,” from French maniaque (14c.), from Late Latin maniacus, from Greek maniakos, from mania (see mania). Borrowed at first in French form; Latinized in English from 1727. The noun is attested from 1763, from the adjective.

maniac ma·ni·ac (mā’nē-āk’)
n.
An insane person.

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