screwy

[skroo-ee]

adjective, screw·i·er, screw·i·est. Slang.

crazy; nutty: I think you're screwy, refusing an invitation to the governor's dinner.
disconcertingly strange: There's something screwy about his story.
absurdly peculiar or impractical; ridiculous: screwy ideas.

Nearby words

  1. screwpine,
  2. screwplate,
  3. screwup,
  4. screwworm,
  5. screwworm fly,
  6. scriabin,
  7. scribble,
  8. scribbler,
  9. scribbling block,
  10. scribbly gum

Origin of screwy

First recorded in 1810–20; screw + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for screwy

screwy

adjective screwier or screwiest

informal odd, crazy, or eccentric
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Word Origin and History for screwy

screwy

adj.

1820, "tipsy, slightly drunk," from screw (n.) + -y (2.). Sense of "crazy, ridiculous" first recorded 1887. Related: Screwily; screwiness.

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