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headcase Line breaks: head|case
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdkeɪs/

Definition of headcase in English:


British informal
A mentally ill or unstable person.
Example sentences
  • Stop being such an emotional headcase, she mentally scolded herself.
  • I refuse to accept that it can be statistically possible for the Conservative Party in the country to contain a higher percentage of headcases.
  • The producers seem to take the most fragile of headcases from our TV slots and ram them into a house stuffed with other fragile headcases.
madman/madwoman, maniac, lunatic
informalloony, nut, nutcase, nutjob, nutter, fruitcake, cuckoo, basket case, headbanger, schizo, crank, crackpot, oddball, weirdo, weirdie, sicko
British informalodd bod
Scottish informalradge
North American informalscrewball, crazy, kook, geek, nutso, meshuggener, wacko, wack
US informalwing nut, wackadoo, wackadoodle
North American & Australian/New Zealand informaldingbat
informal, , datedcase

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