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1580s, mad +"Ž cap (“head"), literally “crazy head". Original literal sense “lunatic, crazy person", now used figuratively.
mad cap head
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
The track eventually develops into something not too dissimilar to ' Dayvan Cowboy ', with similar madcap drumming toward the end.
Giles Ponsford was not only stager manager and actor but also a madcap schemer in generating audiences for his show.
Simon Singh hosts a madcap half hour, mostly intellectual puzzles, a few involving props, and the occasional anagram.
An intricate knowledge of the sports world and madcap off-the-cuff comedy has established them as a totally unique commodity in the events market.
Ginji does something really dumb and winds up in the middle of a madcap hospital farce.
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