• (colloquial, usually with for or about) Extremely enthusiastic about; crazy about; infatuated with; overcome with desire for.

    "Aren't you just mad for that red dress?"

  • (of a compass needle) Having impaired polarity.
  • Insane; crazy, mentally deranged.

    "He's got this mad idea that he's irresistible to women."

  • Extremely foolish or unwise; irrational; imprudent.
  • (slang, chiefly Northeastern US) Intensifier, signifies an abundance or high quality of a thing; very, much or many.

    "I gotta give you mad props for scoring us those tickets."

  • Insane; crazy, mentally deranged.

    "You want to spend $1000 on a pair of shoes? Are you mad?"

  • Wildly confused or excited.

    "to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred"

  • (of animals) Abnormally ferocious or furious; or, rabid, affected with rabies.

    "a mad dog"

  • (chiefly US; UK dated + regional) Angry, annoyed.

    "Are you mad at me?"


  • (slang, New England, New York and Britain, dialect) Intensifier; to a large degree; extremely; exceedingly; very; unbelievably.

    "He seems mad keen on her."

  • "It's mad hot today."

    "He was driving mad slow."


  • (now colloquial US) To madden, to anger, to frustrate.

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