Top Definition
n. 1. One that loves or has a strong affinity or preference for old insane asylums or general chaos. 2. The feeling of loving or having a strong affinity or preference for old insane asylums or general chaos.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English Bedlem, Hospital of Saint Mary of Bethlehem, an institution in London for the mentally ill. New Latin -philus, from Greek -philos, beloved, dear, from philos, beloved, loving.
The bedlamphile walked the halls of the old insane asylum drinking in the surroundings, photographing the dark halls and reminiscing about it's lurid history.
by ~m December 23, 2004
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