[ kreyzd ]
/ kreɪzd /


insane; demented.
suffering loss of emotional control: crazed with fear.
(of a ceramic object) having small cracks in the glaze.

Nearby words

  1. crayfish,
  2. crayola,
  3. crayon,
  4. craythur,
  5. craze,
  6. crazedly,
  7. crazily,
  8. craziness,
  9. crazy,
  10. crazy about, be

Origin of crazed

1425–75; late Middle English. See craze, -ed2

Related formscraz·ed·ly [krey-zid-lee] /ˈkreɪ zɪd li/, adverbhalf-crazed, adjective


[ kreyz ]
/ kreɪz /

verb (used with object), crazed, craz·ing.

verb (used without object), crazed, craz·ing.


Origin of craze

1325–75; Middle English crasen to crush < Scandinavian; compare Swedish, Norwegian krasa to shatter, crush Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crazed

British Dictionary definitions for crazed


/ (kreɪzd) /


driven insane
(of porcelain or pottery) having a fine network of cracks in the glaze


/ (kreɪz) /


a short-lived current fashion
a wild or exaggerated enthusiasma craze for chestnuts
mental disturbance; insanity


Word Origin for craze

C14 (in the sense: to break, shatter): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Swedish krasa to shatter, ultimately of imitative origin

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Word Origin and History for crazed
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