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.
Examples from the Web for crazy
You were basically the guy to do every dictator or crazy character, from Gaddafi and Ahmadinejad to Bin Laden.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
"That was crazy," Lynn Jenkins of Kansas muttered to another member as she walked to greet Boehner.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup|Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He came to Phoenix once and we went up to see him, and they got so crazy that I ended up trying to hitchhike home.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Just who is crazy enough to go swimming when the pond across the street has a layer of ice across the top?Diving Into 2015 With Polar Bear Plunge Extremists|James Joiner|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That goodness steered him clear of the Sex Boys, the Crazy Homicides, the Sons of Nuns, and the other gangs of East New York.
Why didnt he tell him then, instead of leaving that crazy note?Peter Cotterell's Treasure|Rupert Sargent Holland
These have a logic of their own; but the dreamer has not even a crazy logic.
Did she ever express to you any fear that he might do something, and I use the vernacular again, crazy?Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
And then he was up and running along the crazy, sagging wharf, his dog barking playfully at his heels.Caybigan|James Hopper
If I don't get down there that crazy Portygee'll have sold that vessel to some one else.
British Dictionary definitions for crazy
adjective -zier or -ziest
noun plural crazies
Word Origin and History for crazy
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."
Idioms and Phrases with crazy
In addition to the idioms beginning with crazy
- crazy about, be
- crazy like a fox
- drive someone crazy
- like crazy