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Definition of 'madcap'


  1. a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
       Synonyms: daredevil hothead swashbuckler lunatic harum-scarum


  1. characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic)
       Synonyms: hotheaded impulsive impetuous tearaway brainish

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