madcap madcap  /ˈmæd ˌkæp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
  2. (adj) characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation

Usage(s):

  1. But a mock advertisement in Lampoon's 1973 Encyclopedia of Humor brought the magazine's madcap staffers some serious trouble.
  2. A cult success on a madcap radio show and a few comedy records that could have been it for Sellers.
  3. Meanwhile, the Afghans were seething over these madcap Victorians.

News

  1. NL roundup: Marmol allows 2 HRs in 9th, Cubs lose to Mets 4-3

    NEW YORK — Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer that capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Mets salvaged what had been shaping up as another sorry afternoon, startling the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday. Matt Garza pitched seven scoreless innings, and the Cubs scored twice on a madcap play that featured three bad throws by Mets infielders, giving Chicago a 3-0 ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Nieuwenhuis' HR caps 4-run 9th, Mets startle Cubs

    Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer that capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning and the New York Mets salvaged what had been shaping up as another sorry afternoon, startling the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday.Matt Garza pitched seven scoreless innings and the Cubs scored twice on a madcap play that featured three bad throws by Mets infielders, giving Chicago a 3-0 lead.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: FOX 5 New York

  3. Giant Madcap Puppets Kick Off Summer Library Events

    Giant and ever-popular Madcap Puppets will present two shows on Tuesday, June 18 to kick off Summer Events at Willard Library!
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Battle Creek Enquirer

Quotes

  1. "I'm not a clown, I'm not an idiot and I'm not madcap," said Holloway. "I'm just a human being who tries to encourage other people and who sometimes needs encouraging himself - and I might need a lot of it next year."
    on May 22, 2010 By: Ian Holloway Source: ESPN

  2. "That madcap episode embarrasses me until this moment," said Soyinka, who is now a bitter critic of Obasanjo, accusing him of dictatorial ambitions.
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Wole Soyinka Source: Sunday Times.lk

  3. "I think Harry's issue is that the show isn't as grounded as it was in the first three or four seasons, that it's gotten crazy or a little more madcap. I think it organically changes to stay fresh," the 45-year-old Castellaneta said.
    on Aug 19, 2004 By: Dan Castellaneta Source: USA Today

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