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
Examples from the Web for crazed
But it looks like it was created by crazed person with obsessive-compulsive behavior.
Imagining novels as biological specimens creates a crazed and mythic zoology of hybrids, beasts, mutants, and aberrations.
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|Marlow Stern|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Robert Ward|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hansen, our driver, says horses are frightened by unusual things (one has a crazed fear of wedding dresses).
The crazed woman of the graveyards was Squint's lunatic wife, ready to kill, if necessary, for a husband who beat her.The Cross-Cut|Courtney Ryley Cooper
He was mad, crazed, intoxicated; but with a deadlier poison than was ever distilled from corn or vine!The House on the Moor, v. 3/3|Mrs. Oliphant
Rick remembered the crazed, distorted face of Nangolat rushing for the jeep with spear extended.The Golden Skull|John Blaine
The old woman was so crazed with her secret that she would have spoken in the shadow of the gibbet.Julia And Her Romeo: A Chronicle Of Castle Barfield|David Christie Murray
Beholding him, God regardes the least perfections or rather imperfect affections in us; he will not breake a crazed reede.Diary of John Manningham|John Manningham
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 ...."