adjective, za·ni·er, za·ni·est.
noun, plural za·nies.
Origin of zany
Synonyms for zany
Related Words for zaniestkooky, eccentric, wacky, madcap, goofy, sappy, loony, comical, campy, fool, camp, screwball, idiot, nut, jester, clown, wag, joker, moron, comedian
Examples from the Web for zaniest
Contemporary Examples of zaniest
From Pam Grier to Britney Spears, a look back at the zaniest stewards of film and TV.Pop Culture’s Craziest Flight Attendants (VIDEO)
June 28, 2013
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.