wildly or heedlessly impulsive; reckless; rash:
a madcap scheme.
a madcap person.
impulsive, reckless, or lively
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 Maniac II and CDC 6600. “MADCAP – A Scientific Compiler for a Displayed Formula Texbook Language”, M.B. Wells, CACM 4(1):31-36 (Jan 1961). Sammet 1969, pp.271-281. Versions: Madcap 5 (1964), Madcap 6. “The Unified Data Structure Capability in Madcap 6”, M.B. Wells et al, Intl J Comp Info Sci 1(3) (sep 1972).
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 […]
[mad] /mæd/ noun 1. Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Mothers Against Drunk Driving
[mad-n] /ˈmæd n/ verb (used with object) 1. to anger or infuriate: The delays maddened her. 2. to make insane. verb (used without object) 3. to become ; act as if ; rage. /ˈmædən/ verb 1. to make or become mad or angry v. “to drive to distraction,” 1822; earlier “to be mad” (1735), from […]
/məˈkrɒfəɡəs/ adjective 1. (zoology) (of an animal) feeding on relatively large particles of food