adjective, cra·zi·er, cra·zi·est.
noun, plural cra·zies.
- 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
Synonyms for crazy
Antonyms for crazy
Related Words for craziesuniqueness, innovation, freshness, oddity, enthusiast, devotee, bigot, freak, maniac, radical, nut, visionary, extremist, zealot, addict, fiend, militant, activist, screwball, crackpot
Examples from the Web for crazies
Contemporary Examples of 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.
adjective -zier or -ziest
noun plural 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."
In addition to the idioms beginning with crazy
- crazy about, be
- crazy like a fox
- drive someone crazy
- like crazy