adjective, za·ni·er, za·ni·est.
noun, plural za·nies.
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Origin of zany
OTHER WORDS FROM zanyza·ni·ly, adverbza·ni·ness, za·ny·ism, nounza·ny·ish, adjective
Words nearby zany
Example sentences from the Web for zany
In what may be its zaniest gambit yet, IKEA has launched an audiobook.IKEA has replaced its print catalog with an audiobook|Anne Quito|March 18, 2021|Quartz
With US regulatory boards making it easier for new products to reach the market during the coronavirus emergency, a slew of solutions—from zany to ingenious—have become available.How to design an office that employees will want to return to|Anne Quito|August 9, 2020|Quartz
A remembrance of the zany, ad-libbing actor who made us laugh and cry.Robin Williams, Hollywood’s Grand Jester, Is Dead at 63|Marlow Stern|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The proliferation of zany burger toppings came next as an inevitable by-product of the high-end burger fad.Have We Reached ‘Peak Burger’? The Crazy Fetishization of Our Most Basic Comfort Food|Brandon Presser|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the zany TV interview he conducted with Cleveland ABC affiliate WEWS-TV that made him an instant viral celebrity.Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker, Viral Star, Now an Alleged Killer|Marlow Stern|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Look at her zany appearance with Dave Letterman about tweeting on Ambien for proof of that.Kristin Chenoweth on Her Darker Role in ‘Family Weekend’|Kevin Fallon|March 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Aside from the zany plot, the film stretches the bounds of realism thanks to its bloody zombie kills.The Anti-‘Zero Dark Thirty:’ The Osama bin Laden-Meets-Zombies Movie|Marlow Stern|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Y was a Youth, that did not love school; Z was a Zany, a poor harmless fool.
He knew that so long as he obeyed orders he would be unharmed, and he would have been a zany had he hesitated to do so.
The youth never doubted that he would carry out this threat, and he would have been a zany to draw the explosion of wrath.
Oh, you selfish young zany of a man, after all you have said to her, won't you make it up and let me return to my coffee?The Little White Bird|J. M. Barrie
The alabaster image of the Blessed Virgin kept turning to a paper thing, kept nodding at him like a zany.Sinister Street, vol. 2|Compton Mackenzie