AskDefine | Define madhouse

Dictionary Definition

madhouse n : pejorative terms for an insane asylum [syn: Bedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, snake pit]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A house where insane persons are confined; an insane asylum
  2. A place exhibiting stereotypical characteristics of such a house.
    This place is a madhouse.

Extensive Definition

Madhouse could refer to:
madhouse in German: Madhouse
madhouse in Spanish: Madhouse
madhouse in French: Madhouse
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