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
Examples from the Web for crazily
Contemporary Examples of crazily
Lena Dunham has been (crazily) accused of “sexual abuse” by right-wing troll sites for a passage in her memoir.Welcome to Generation Overshare: Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and the Politics of Self-Disclosure
November 6, 2014
This is the fundamental madness of what may be the most crazily skewed relationship in the world today.My Dinner With Ahmadinejad
September 23, 2010
The $1 salary mostly reminds employees how crazily overpaid the CEO was in the first place.The $1 Club
January 31, 2009
Historical Examples of crazily
Is he crazily waiting for the thing to be proved not what Mr. Crimble claims?The Outcry
"Jeanne, I think I'm crazily in love with you," said Andrews in an excited voice.Three Soldiers
John Dos Passos
"Demons," I said crazily, and that was a mistake, but what else was I to do?A Feast of Demons
And then suddenly, crazily, my mission was gone from my mind.The Plotters
And I presume you act so crazily merely in order to please her?
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