Crazy quilt
Crazy Cra"zy (kr[=a]"z[y^]), a. [From {Craze}.] 1. Characterized by weakness or feebleness; decrepit; broken; falling to decay; shaky; unsafe. [1913 Webster]

Piles of mean andcrazy houses. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

One of great riches, but a crazy constitution. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

They . . . got a crazy boat to carry them to the island. --Jeffrey. [1913 Webster]

2. Broken, weakened, or dissordered in intellect; shattered; demented; deranged. [1913 Webster]

Over moist and crazy brains. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

3. Inordinately desirous; foolishly eager. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The girls were crazy to be introduced to him. --R. B. Kimball. [1913 Webster]

{Crazy bone}, the bony projection at the end of the elbow (olecranon), behind which passes the ulnar nerve; -- so called on account of the curiously painful tingling felt, when, in a particular position, it receives a blow; -- called also {funny bone}.

{Crazy quilt}, a bedquilt made of pieces of silk or other material of various sizes, shapes, and colors, fancifully stitched together without definite plan or arrangement. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • crazy quilt — crazy quilt, adj. 1. a patchwork quilt made of irregular patches combined with little or no regard to pattern. 2. something that is irregular in pattern or shape, and suggestive of a crazy quilt; patchwork. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * ▪ soft… …   Universalium

  • crazy-quilt — adj, always used before a noun a crazy quilt pattern crazy quilt streets • • • Main Entry: ↑crazy quilt …   Useful english dictionary

  • crazy quilt — noun count AMERICAN 1. ) a PATCHWORK QUILT 2. ) a combination of things that do not seem to fit together: a crazy quilt of state and national regulations …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crazy quilt — ☆ crazy quilt n. 1. a quilt made of pieces of cloth of various colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes 2. anything formed of incongruous or miscellaneous parts; patchwork; hodgepodge …   English World dictionary

  • crazy quilt — n a cover for a bed, made from small pieces of cloth of different shapes and colours that have been sewn together …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Crazy Quilt — This article is about the DC Comics villain; for the textile art, see Crazy quilting; for the card game, see Crazy Quilt (solitaire); for the unrelated TV show, see Crazy Quilt (TV Series). Crazy Quilt is the name of two DC Comics supervillains.… …   Wikipedia

  • crazy quilt — noun a patchwork quilt without a design • Hypernyms: ↑patchwork, ↑patchwork quilt * * * noun, pl ⋯ quilts [count] US 1 : a covering for a bed that is made of many pieces of cloth in different sizes without a regular design 2 : a confused mix of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crazy quilt — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms crazy quilt : singular crazy quilt plural crazy quilts American a patchwork quilt …   English dictionary

  • crazy-quilt — adjective Date: 1888 resembling a crazy quilt ; haphazard < a crazy quilt system > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crazy quilt — noun Date: 1886 1. a patchwork quilt without a design 2. jumble, hodgepodge < a crazy quilt of regulations > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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