adjective, za·ni·er, za·ni·est.
noun, plural za·nies.
Origin of zany
Related formsza·ni·ly, adverbza·ni·ness, za·ny·ism, nounza·ny·ish, adjective
Examples from the Web for zany
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
That's why Dr. Brownlee and his boys want to study every zany we bring in, whether he can be helped or not.
A good many of our kind of zany do drink or take drugs—about fifty per cent of them.
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.Two Boys in Wyoming|Edward S. Ellis
Boswell's Tour of the Hebrides was "the story of a mountebank and his zany."
The zany was progenitor to the specialist in humor, as we to-day have the unhappiness to know him.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce