Bedlam is the probably a corruption of St Mary of Bethlehem, a hospital for mental patients founded in London in the sixteenth century. Because of this association the name has been popularly used for any place in a noisy, chaotic state, or any condition of wild disorder.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Bedlam
- Belonging to, or fit for, a madhouse.
2. Bedlam
- A place appropriated to the confinement and care of the insane; a madhouse.
- An insane person; a lunatic; a madman.
- Any place where uproar and confusion prevail.
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