wacky
also whacky adjective (wackier; -est) Etymology: perhaps from English dialect whacky fool Date: circa 1935 absurdly or amusingly eccentric or irrational ; crazy <
wacky ideas
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wackily adverbwackiness noun

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  • wacky — [[t]wæ̱ki[/t]] wackier, wackiest also whacky ADJ GRADED If you describe something or someone as wacky, you mean that they are eccentric, unusual, and often funny. [INFORMAL] ...a wacky new television comedy series... Wacky ideas are commonplace… …   English dictionary

  • wacky — UK [ˈwækɪ] / US adjective Word forms wacky : adjective wacky comparative wackier superlative wackiest informal funny, or silly Derived word: wackiness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • wacky — /ˈwæki/ (say wakee) adjective (wackier, wackiest) Chiefly US Colloquial erratic, irrational, or unconventional; crazy: *The action of the novel involves zany and wacky events featuring bizarre madcap people –rosetta montrose, 1991. Also, whacky,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Wacky — Wacke Wack e, Wacky Wack y, n. [G. wacke, MHG. wacke a large stone, OHG. waggo a pebble.] (Geol.) A soft, earthy, dark colored rock or clay derived from the alteration of basalt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wacky — wackily, adv. wackiness, n. /wak ee/, adj., wackier, wackiest. Slang. odd or irrational; crazy: They had some wacky plan for selling more books. Also, whacky. [1935 40; appar. WHACK (n., as in out of whack) + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

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