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1. Pejorative colloquialism for a mental hospital or institution.
2. A place or scene of wild or riotous behavior.
3. A disturbing uproar.
[corruption or contraction of St. Mary of Bethlehem Hospital in London]
bedlamnoun A riotous disturbance by one or more mentally volatile individuals.
Bedlam. A popular name for Bethlem Royal Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in London.
bedlam[From Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem, pronounced “bedlem” in Middle English.]
1. An asylum for the insane.
2. Any place or situation characterized by a noisy uproar.