barmy

adjective (1)
\ ˈbär-mē How to pronounce barmy (audio) \
barmier; barmiest

Definition of barmy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: full of froth or ferment

barmy

adjective (2)
barmier; barmiest

Definition of barmy (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British

First Known Use of barmy

Adjective (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for barmy

Adjective (2)

alteration of balmy

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“Barmy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barmier. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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