- 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.
- 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.
- like crazy,
- Slang.with great enthusiasm or energy; to an extreme: We shopped like crazy and bought all our Christmas gifts in one afternoon.
- with great speed or recklessness: He drives like crazy once he's out on the highway.
Origin of crazy
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Examples from the Web for crazies
Israelis often are amused and appalled by the crazies attracted to the Holy Land, and not only for religious reasons.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist
December 14, 2014
Democrats dig in their heels, certain that ceding ground to “the crazies” will set a dangerous precedent of retreat.Cliven Bundy Is Angry—Just Like the Rest of Us
April 19, 2014
It's not enough to condemn the crazies in the company of friends.Will the Republican Moderates Please Stand Up?
October 10, 2013
He also reminded them that the Cruz crazies heeded only themselves.
He spoke passionately against the course the crazies had now set them on.
- informal insane
- fantastic; strange; ridiculousa crazy dream
- (postpositive; foll by about or over) informal extremely fond (of)
- slang very good or excellent
- informal a crazy person
Word Origin and History for crazies
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."