crazy

[ krey-zee ]
/ ˈkreɪ zi /
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adjective, cra·zi·er, cra·zi·est.

noun, plural cra·zies.

Slang. an unpredictable, nonconforming person; oddball: a house full of crazies who wear weird clothes and come in at all hours.
the crazies, Slang. a sense of extreme unease, nervousness, or panic; extreme jitters: The crew was starting to get the crazies from being cooped up belowdecks for so long.

Idioms

    like crazy,
    1. Slang. with great enthusiasm or energy; to an extreme: We shopped like crazy and bought all our Christmas gifts in one afternoon.
    2. with great speed or recklessness: He drives like crazy once he's out on the highway.

Origin of crazy

First recorded in 1570–80; craze + -y1
SYNONYMS FOR crazy
1 crazed, lunatic. See mad.
2 foolish, imprudent, foolhardy.
8 rickety, shaky, tottering.
Related formscra·zi·ly, adverbcra·zi·ness, nounhalf-cra·zy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crazily

crazy

/ (ˈkreɪzɪ) /

adjective -zier or -ziest

informal insane
fantastic; strange; ridiculousa crazy dream
(postpositive; foll by about or over) informal extremely fond (of)
slang very good or excellent

noun plural crazies

informal a crazy person
Derived Formscrazily, adverbcraziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for crazily

crazy


adj.

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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with crazily

crazy


In addition to the idioms beginning with crazy

  • crazy about, be
  • crazy like a fox

also see:

  • drive someone crazy
  • like crazy
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