(stark) raving mad/bonkers In english explanation
The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "(stark) raving mad/bonkers", English Idiom Dictionary (also found in Vietnamese)
Meaning of (stark) raving mad/bonkers
(stark) raving mad/bonkers informal
Totally insane; overflowing with emotion, especially rage or enthusiasm
The sudden ear-piercing noise at mid-night drove me stark raving bonkers.
The grumpy old man was stark raving mad as he had been waiting for the bus too long.
The appearance of a personality in a public place made fans raving bonkers.
Origin of (stark) raving mad/bonkers
An earlier version was 'stark staring mad,' which was first mentioned in John Dryden's Persius Flaccus, 1693: "Art thou of Bethlem's Noble College free? Stark, staring mad." In the novel The Intriguing Chambermaid, published in 1734, Henry Fielding used the phrase "stark raving crazy" for the first time:"I find I am distracted! I am stark raving mad!"