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madhouse (n.)

"lunatic asylum, house where insane persons are confined for cure or restraint," 1680s, from mad + house (n.). Figurative sense of "scene of uproar or confusion" is by 1919.

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Definitions of madhouse

madhouse (n.)
pejorative terms for an insane asylum;
Synonyms: Bedlam / booby hatch / crazy house / cuckoo's nest / funny farm / funny house / loony bin / nut house / nuthouse / sanatorium / snake pit
From wordnet.princeton.edu