adjective, cra·zi·er, cra·zi·est.
noun, plural cra·zies.
- crazy about, be,
- crazy bone,
- crazy eights,
- crazy golf,
- crazy horse
- 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
Examples from the Web for craziness
But some Democrats are exploiting the craziness as a fundraising call to arms.
He takes all the craziness, puts it in a juicer, and then it comes out.Jamie Foxx on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Donald Sterling’s Racism, and Bill O’Reilly’s TV Act|Marlow Stern|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Disney Store has set a new rule in wake of the craziness: a two Frozen item per customer limit has been enforced.
One step too far, and ambition turns into unrealistic expectations, compulsion into craziness.Are Female Long-Distance Runners More Prone To Suicidal Depression?|Emily de la Bruyere|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You can turn it over 17 times in your head and not really get a clear bead on what all that craziness means.The American Prophet of Delusion: Robert Stone in Conversation|David Samuels|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The admiration that he inspired partook of zeal that almost amounted to craziness.Shadows of the Stage|William Winter
But every step I took left me scared to the verge of craziness.The Man in the Twilight|Ridgwell Cullum
He seemed bent upon rushing down to the water, and drowning himself, in some despair, and craziness of wretchedness.Redburn. His First Voyage|Herman Melville
Yet, it is insidiously objected, their craziness or their possessedness is at least their sin.The Ego and His Own|Max Stirner
Craziness is a vague popular term for any sort of disordered mental action, or for conduct suggesting it.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
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