[krey-zee] /ˈkreɪ zi/
adjective, crazier, craziest.
mentally deranged; demented; insane.
senseless; impractical; totally unsound:
a crazy scheme.
Informal. intensely enthusiastic; passionately excited:
crazy about baseball.
Informal. very enamored or infatuated (usually followed by about):
He was crazy about her.
Informal. intensely anxious or eager; impatient:
I’m crazy to try those new skis.
Informal. unusual; bizarre; singular:
She always wears a crazy hat.
Slang. wonderful; excellent; perfect:
That’s crazy, man, crazy.
likely to break or fall to pieces.
weak, infirm, or sickly.
having an unusual, unexpected, or random quality, behavior, result, pattern, etc.:
a crazy reel that spins in either direction.
noun, plural crazies.
Slang. an unpredictable, nonconforming person; oddball:
a house full of crazies who wear weird clothes and come in at all hours.
the crazies, Slang. a sense of extreme unease, nervousness, or panic; extreme jitters:
The crew was starting to get the crazies from being cooped up belowdecks for so long.
adjective -zier, -ziest
fantastic; strange; ridiculous: a crazy dream
(postpositive; foll by about or over) (informal) extremely fond (of)
(slang) very good or excellent
noun (pl) crazies
(informal) a crazy person
c.1600, “infirmity,” from crazy + -ness. Meaning “state of being flawed or damaged” is from 1660s; that of mental unsoundness” is from 1755.
1570s, “diseased, sickly,” from craze + -y (2). Meaning “full of cracks or flaws” is from 1580s; that of “of unsound mind, or behaving as so” is from 1610s. Jazz slang sense “cool, exciting” attested by 1927. To drive (someone) crazy is attested by 1873. Phrase crazy like a fox recorded from 1935. Crazy Horse, Teton Lakhota (Siouan) war leader (d.1877) translates thašuka witko, literally “his horse is crazy.”
Excellent; splendid; cool: If you like a guy or gal, they’re cool. If they are real fat, real crazy, naturally they’re real cool (1940s+ Jazz musicians)
An insane or eccentric person; loony: We’re going to prevent the right-wing crazies from bombing and destroying (1867+)
like crazy, stir-crazy
[kreyz] /kreɪz/ verb (used with object), crazed, crazing. 1. to derange or impair the mind of; make insane: He was crazed by jealousy. 2. to make small cracks on the surface of (a ceramic glaze, paint, or the like); crackle. 3. British Dialect. to crack. 4. Archaic. to weaken; impair: to craze one’s health. 5. […]
[krey-zee] /ˈkreɪ zi/ adjective, crazier, craziest. 1. mentally deranged; demented; insane. 2. senseless; impractical; totally unsound: a crazy scheme. 3. Informal. intensely enthusiastic; passionately excited: crazy about baseball. 4. Informal. very enamored or infatuated (usually followed by about): He was crazy about her. 5. Informal. intensely anxious or eager; impatient: I’m crazy to try those […]
- Crazy as a loon
adjective phrase Insane; nutty: If you think that, you’re crazy as a loon [first form 1845+, third 1832+; fr the loon’s or coot’s cry, like an insane laugh, and the bedbug’s frantic rushing about when exposed]
noun, Chiefly Northern, Midland, and Western U.S. 1. . noun 1. a US name for funny bone noun A point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes near the surface, resulting in a sharp tingling sensation when the nerve is knocked