bed·lam

[bed-luh m] noun

1. a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion.

2. Archaic.an insane asylum or madhouse.

Origin:
a popular name for the Hospital of St. Mary of Bethleham in London, which served as a lunatic asylum from circa 1400;
compare Middle English Bedleem, Bethleem, Old English Betleem, Bethleem, Old English Betleem Bethleham
Synonyms
1. disorder, tumult, chaos, clamor, turmoil, commotion, pandemonium.


Related Words for : Bedlam
crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house

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