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wacky

adjective \ˈwa-kē\

Simple Definition of wacky

  • : amusing and very strange

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wacky

wackierwackiest

  1. :  absurdly or amusingly eccentric or irrational :  crazy <wacky ideas> <a wacky comedian>

wackily play \ˈwa-kə-lē\ adverb
wackiness play \ˈwa-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of wacky in a sentence

  1. My wacky aunt takes a swim before the lake freezes every winter.

  2. the wacky world of his imagination



Variants of wacky

also whacky \ˈwa-kē\

Origin of wacky

perhaps from English dialect whacky fool


First Known Use: circa 1935

Rhymes with wacky


WACKY Defined for Kids

wacky

adjective \ˈwa-kē\

Definition of wacky for Students

wackier also whackierwackiest also whackiest

  1. :  crazy 2, insane



Variants of wacky

also whacky \ˈhwa-kē, ˈwa-\


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