Main Entry: bed´┐Żlam
Pronunciation: 'bed-l&m
Function: noun
Etymology: Bedlam, popular name for the Hospital of Saint Mary of Bethlehem, London, an insane asylum, from Middle English Bedlem Bethlehem
Date: 1522
1 obsolete : MADMAN, LUNATIC
2 often capitalized : a lunatic asylum
3 : a place, scene, or state of uproar and confusion
- bedlam adjective

See also AOL

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