Madcap definition

mădkăp
Behaving or acting impulsively or rashly; wild.
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A reckless, impulsive, or uninhibited person, orig. esp. a girl.
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Reckless, uninhibited, or zany.

Madcap pranks.

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The film featured a madcap car chase that went right through a crowded café.

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An impulsive, hasty, capricious person.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
madcap
Plural:
madcaps

Origin of madcap

  • mad cap head

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1580s, mad +"Ž cap (“head"), literally “crazy head". Original literal sense “lunatic, crazy person", now used figuratively.

    From Wiktionary