What does the word madcap mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Wild; rattle- brained.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • One who acts wildly or rashly.

Usage examples for 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 – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt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 by 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 by Margaret Penrose