- 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.
Origin of screwy
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Examples from the Web for screwy
That was the sad and screwy logic that propelled Douglas McAuthur McCain and his pal Troy Kastigar.American Jihadis Douglas McCain and Troy Kastigar: From Losers to Martyrs
August 28, 2014
I had to move around into about sixteen screwy positions to do all the fixing.The Trouble with Telstar
They seemed to come in series of threes in this screwy place, he thought.Castle of Terror
For some screwy reason I hoped she had another place to hole up for the night.Modus Vivendi
Gordon Randall Garrett
My sponsor and I had some pretty good sessions about it, and some of the screwy results I wrote you begin to make sense.On Handling the Data
M. I. Mayfield
That'll make everyone skew all weird and screwy, and make everyone look guilty.Little Brother
- informal odd, crazy, or eccentric
Word Origin and History for screwy
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