adjective, za·ni·er, za·ni·est.
noun, plural za·nies.
- zanu pf,
- zanuck, darryl francis,
- zap out,
Origin of zany
Examples from the Web for zanier
The stand-up stage is a place where comics can be zanier and more outlandish versions of themselves.What Women Comedians Want: Yael Kohen’s ‘We Killed’|Allison Yarrow|October 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
adjective -nier or -niest
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for zany
1869, from zany (n.). Related: Zanily; zaniness.
comic performer, 1580s, from French zani, from Italian zani, zanni "a zany, clown," originally Zanni, Venetian dialect variant of Gianni, pet form of Giovanni "John." A stock character in old comedies, he aped the principal actors.