Origin of crazed
verb (used with object), crazed, craz·ing.
verb (used without object), crazed, craz·ing.
- (of a case-hardened object) to develop reticulated surface markings; worm.
- (of an ingot) to develop an alligator skin as a result of being teemed into an old and worn mold.
Origin of craze
Synonyms for craze
Related Words for crazedhysterical, demented, deranged, frenzied, raving, berserk, crazy, lunatic, mad, maniac, manic, mental, psychopathic, certifiable
Examples from the Web for crazed
Contemporary Examples of crazed
But it looks like it was created by crazed person with obsessive-compulsive behavior.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans
Philip K. Howard
December 27, 2014
Imagining novels as biological specimens creates a crazed and mythic zoology of hybrids, beasts, mutants, and aberrations.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
Did Vince Gilligan remember you from that X-Files episode you were on where you played the crazed bigot?Bryan Cranston on Walter White’s Future, Directing ‘Better Call Saul,’ and Hillary 2016
August 1, 2014
Perhaps the only other role he gave as much to is that of the crazed preacher in The Night of the Hunter.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum
July 19, 2014
Hansen, our driver, says horses are frightened by unusual things (one has a crazed fear of wedding dresses).De Blasio Whipped by Horse Lobby
March 8, 2014
Historical Examples of crazed
I thought he must be crazed by over-study, and I could only sit and stare at him, open-mouthed.The Bacillus of Beauty
He realized now that the crazed brute under him must run himself out.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
I murmured, and turning once more from her, rushed away like one crazed into the wood.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
A crazed creatur on a white horse galloped up an' dispersed 'em.Tiverton Tales
He turned an' looked at me, as if I was crazed or he was himself, 'You won't care?'Meadow Grass
Word Origin for craze
mid-14c., crasen, craisen "to shatter," probably Germanic and perhaps ultimately from a Scandinavian source (e.g. Old Norse *krasa "shatter"), but entering English via an Old French form (cf. Modern French écraser). Original sense preserved in crazy quilt pattern and in reference to pottery glazing (1832). Mental sense perhaps comes via transferred sense of "be diseased or deformed" (mid-15c.), or it might be an image. Related: Crazed; crazing.
late 15c., "break down in health," from craze (v.) in its Middle English sense; this led to a noun sense of "mental breakdown," and by 1813 to the extension to "mania, fad," or, as The Century Dictionary (1902) defines it, "An unreasoning or capricious liking or affectation of liking, more or less sudden and temporary, and usually shared by a number of persons, especially in society, for something particular, uncommon, peculiar, or curious ...."