A traditonally African-American portmanteau for "Mother Dear," and, more famously, an alias of Mabel Simmons, a fictional character created by Tyler Perry who, although she is an elderly grandmother, carries at least five guns in her black handbag at all times, smokes copius amounts of marijuana, and causes bodily harm to/murders people when they upset her. Her most notable catch phrase is "I ain't afraid of the po-po!" Can also be used in the phrase "to go Madea on" to mean "to go off on/violently attack."
He said that I looked like an old gorilla and had no class, so you know I had to go Madea on him: I broke both his legs and ran like hell!
by Welton June 25, 2006
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A traditonally African-American portmanteau for "Mother Dear," and, more famously, an alias of Mabel Simmons, a fictional character created by Tyler Perry who, although she is an elderly grandmother, carries at least five guns in her black handbag at all times, smokes copius amounts of marijuana, and causes bodily harm to/murders people when they upset her. Her most notable catch phrase is "I ain't afraid of the po-po!" Can also be used in the phrase "to go Madea on" to mean "to go off on/violently attack."
Gabriel will go all "madea" on you're ass if for some reason you have conversations about his ex with a soon to be ex after a symphony concert whilst eating wings. Once taken to the nearest gay watering hole, "madea" will continue to be enacted, especially when one has his "ho phone" on the bar counter.
by beeckm April 29, 2010
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The term Madea once stood for the strongest matriarchal figure in a Black family. Once an honorable title for a sage, seasoned mother figure in the African-American community, Madea is now a bully, loudmouth, sassy character. ... Now most Americans have a vision of Madea as a violent old black woman.
Melissa McCarthy is the Madea of white people.
by Mike Y. junior December 31, 2021
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Adjective for a movie that's likely to suck.
Ex.1 "Madea's Family Reunion was horrible."
Ex.2 "That movie is gonna be a real Madea"
by gnomeguy November 24, 2011
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Contraction for "Mother Dear"; used for a grandmotherly, mathriarch figure.
"We're having the Fourth of July at Madea's this year.
by Ianman July 4, 2006
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