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wacky

[ wak-ee ]
/ ˈwæk i /
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adjective, wack·i·er, wack·i·est.Slang.
odd or irrational; crazy: They had some wacky plan for selling more books.
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Also whack·y [hwak-ee, wak-ee] /ˈʰwæk i, ˈwæk i/ .

Origin of wacky

First recorded in 1935–40; apparently whack (noun, as in out of whack) + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM wacky

wack·i·ly, adverbwack·i·ness, noun

Words nearby wacky

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British Dictionary definitions for wacky

wacky
/ (ˈwækɪ) /

adjective wackier or wackiest
slang eccentric, erratic, or unpredictable

Derived forms of wacky

wackily, adverbwackiness, noun

Word Origin for wacky

C19 (in dialect sense: a fool, an eccentric): from whack (hence, a whacky, a person who behaves as if he had been whacked on the head)
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