Share this entry

Share this page

headcase

Line breaks: head|case
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdkeɪs
 
/

Definition of headcase in English:

noun

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.
Synonyms
madman/madwoman, maniac, lunatic
informal loony, nut, nutcase, nutjob, nutter, fruitcake, cuckoo, basket case, headbanger, schizo, crank, crackpot, oddball, weirdo, weirdie, sicko
British informal odd bod
Scottish informal radge
North American informal screwball, crazy, kook, geek, nutso, meshuggener, wacko, wack
US informal wing nut, wackadoo, wackadoodle
North American & Australian/New Zealand informal dingbat
informal , dated case

Definition of headcase in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something