stir-crazy

[ stur-krey-zee ]
/ ˈstɜrˌkreɪ zi /

adjective Slang.

Informal. restless or frantic because of confinement, routine, etc.: I was stir-crazy after just two months of keeping house.
mentally ill because of long imprisonment.

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Origin of stir-crazy

First recorded in 1935–40; stir2 + crazy

OTHER WORDS FROM stir-crazy

stir-cra·zi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for stir-crazy

stir-crazy

adjective

slang mentally disturbed as a result of being in prison or otherwise confined
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