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barmy

adjective \ ˈbär-mē \

Definition of barmy

barmier; barmiest
: full of froth or ferment

First Known Use of barmy

15th century

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barmy

adjective

Definition of barmy

barmier; barmiest
chiefly British
: balmy 2

Origin and Etymology of barmy

alteration of balmy


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