Part of speech: adjective

Wild; rattle- brained.

Part of speech: noun

One who acts wildly or rashly.

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Usage examples "madcap":

  1. As the latter laughingly assented, I refrained from telling my madcap that she was too forward, and I could see by their mutual embraces that they were agreed in the matter. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. The young madcap of a lawyer was there, again sitting on the lap of someone else's wife, and playing a concertina, till people in the farms on shore opened their windows and put their heads out to listen. - "The Great Hunger", Johan Bojer.
  3. But the good sense of Dorothy, and some of the madcap pranks of Tavia, worked out to a good end. - "Dorothy Dale in the City", Margaret Penrose.