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 crazyinsane, nuts, wacky, kooky, nutty, silly, mad, ridiculous, irresponsible, ludicrous, goofy, preposterous, outrageous, strange, absurd, weird, foolish, odd, bizarre, passionate
Examples from the Web for crazy
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 7, 2015
"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
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
January 3, 2015
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
January 1, 2015
That goodness steered him clear of the Sex Boys, the Crazy Homicides, the Sons of Nuns, and the other gangs of East New York.In The Shadow of Murdered Cops
December 26, 2014
Historical Examples of crazy
He was acting like a crazy boy, and he was a man, all of twenty-two!
"I guess you know I've been crazy about him," she said quietly.
I don't think much of your Lauzanne, he's like a crazy horse.
I gits half eat by that crazy skate, an' fired without a cent fer it.
"You are crazy; so do not talk any more," interrupted Hubertine, coldly.The Dream
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