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

Definition of barmy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: full of froth or ferment
barmier; barmiest

Definition of barmy (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly British

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Synonyms: Adjective (2)

Antonyms: Adjective (2)

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barmy. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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