See also: maniąc, maníac, and -maniac

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Etymology edit

From mania +‎ -ac. Borrowed from French maniaque, from Late Latin maniacus, from Ancient Greek μανιακός (maniakós), adjectival form of μανία (manía, madness). Doublet of manic.

Pronunciation edit

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmeɪniˌæk/
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  • Hyphenation: ma‧ni‧ac
  • Rhymes: -eɪniæk

Noun edit

maniac (plural maniacs)

  1. An insane person, especially one who suffers from a mania.
    She was driving like a maniac.
  2. A fanatic, a person with an obsession.
    He's a manga maniac.

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:maniac.

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Descendants edit

  • Cebuano: manyak, manyakis
  • Malay: maniak
  • Tagalog: manyak, manyakis

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from French maniaque.

Adjective edit

maniac m or n (feminine singular maniacă, masculine plural maniaci, feminine and neuter plural maniace)

  1. maniacal

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