barmier; barmiest
: full of froth or ferment


2 of 2

adjective (2)

barmier; barmiest
chiefly British

Word History


Adjective (2)

alteration of balmy

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of barmy was in the 15th century

Dictionary Entries Near barmy

Cite this Entry

“Barmy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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