Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mad creature; one who acts wildly or foolishly.
  • adj. Mad; insane; crazy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mad person.
  • An obsolete form of maddling.

Etymologies

From mad +‎ -ling. (Wiktionary)
Either from attributive use of madling (see above), or for maddling, present participle of maddle ("to be mad"). More at maddle. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Gooid-for-naught madling! ye desarve pining fro 'this to Churstmas, flinging t' precious gifts o '

    The Three Brontes

  • Gooid-for-naught madling! ye desarve pining fro 'this to

    The Three Brontës

  • Gooid-for-naught madling! ye desarve pining fro 'this to Churstmas, flinging t' precious gifts o 'God under fooit i' yer flaysome rages!

    Wuthering Heights

  • Gooid-for-naught madling! ye desarve pining fro 'this to Churstmas, flinging t' precious gifts o'God under fooit i 'yer flaysome rages!

    Wuthering Heights

  • Gooid-for-naught madling! ye desarve pining fro’ this to

    Wuthering Heights

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