Origin of zany
OTHER WORDS FROM zanyza·ni·ly, adverbza·ni·ness, za·ny·ism, nounza·ny·ish, adjective
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How to use zany in a sentence
In recent years, scientists studying the effect of light on brain function have confirmed some of Cook’s zanier intuitions.The Antarctic Expedition That Changed Modern Medicine|Julian Sancton|May 12, 2021|Time
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