Complete Definition of "maniac"

English

Pronunciation
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| /ˈmeɪniˌæk/ || /<tt>"meIni%{k</tt>/
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Hyphenation: ma·ni·ac
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪnɪæk|-eɪnɪæk

Etymology
Late Latin maniacus, from Greek μανιακός (maniacos), adjectival form of μανία (mania) "madness".

Noun
maniac (plural: maniacs)

  1. an insane person, especially one who suffers from a mania
  2. a fanatic, a person with an obsession

Translations
Hebrew: משוגע (Me'shu'ga) (1), מניאק (Man'iyak) (Slang, Vulgar)
Russian: маньяк (man'jak) m (1,2)
Portuguese: maníaco

Related terms
-maniac
mania
maniacal

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Revision and Credits for"maniac"
  • 2007-11-27 22:04 - Sewnmouthsecret - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/68.55.152.227|68.55.152.227]] ([[User_talk:68.55.152.227|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:UllmannBot|UllmannBot]]

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