bonkers

adjective
bon·​kers | \ˈbäŋ-kərz, ˈbȯŋ-\

Definition of bonkers 

: crazy, mad fans went bonkers when their team won

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Synonyms & Antonyms for bonkers

Synonyms

balmy, barmy [chiefly British], bats, batty, bedlam, brainsick, bughouse [slang], certifiable, crackbrained, cracked, crackers, crackpot, cranky [dialect], crazed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, demented, deranged, fruity [slang], gaga, haywire, insane, kooky (also kookie), loco [slang], loony (also looney), loony tunes (or looney tunes), lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac), mental, meshuga (or meshugge), moonstruck, non compos mentis, nuts, nutty, psycho, psychotic, scatty [chiefly British], screwy, unbalanced, unhinged, unsound, wacko (also whacko), wacky (also whacky), wud [chiefly Scottish]

Antonyms

balanced, compos mentis, sane, sound, uncrazy

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Examples of bonkers in a Sentence

You have to be bonkers to gamble that much. I was driven bonkers by the noise.

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Graffiti historian Roger Gastman—who helped orchestrate MOCA’s record-setting Art in the Streets show in 2011—takes over a 40,000-square-foot warehouse on the edge of Chinatown for a totally bonkers street art experience. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 8 Best Things Going On In L.A. This Weekend," 21 June 2018 Graffiti historian Roger Gastman—who helped orchestrate MOCA’s record-setting Art in the Streets show in 2011—takes over a 40,000-square-foot warehouse on the edge of Chinatown for a totally bonkers street art experience. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 8 Best Things Going On In L.A. This Weekend," 21 June 2018 Graffiti historian Roger Gastman—who helped orchestrate MOCA’s record-setting Art in the Streets show in 2011—takes over a 40,000-square-foot warehouse on the edge of Chinatown for a totally bonkers street art experience. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 8 Best Things Going On In L.A. This Weekend," 21 June 2018 Graffiti historian Roger Gastman—who helped orchestrate MOCA’s record-setting Art in the Streets show in 2011—takes over a 40,000-square-foot warehouse on the edge of Chinatown for a totally bonkers street art experience. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 8 Best Things Going On In L.A. This Weekend," 21 June 2018 Graffiti historian Roger Gastman—who helped orchestrate MOCA’s record-setting Art in the Streets show in 2011—takes over a 40,000-square-foot warehouse on the edge of Chinatown for a totally bonkers street art experience. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 8 Best Things Going On In L.A. This Weekend," 21 June 2018 Graffiti historian Roger Gastman—who helped orchestrate MOCA’s record-setting Art in the Streets show in 2011—takes over a 40,000-square-foot warehouse on the edge of Chinatown for a totally bonkers street art experience. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 8 Best Things Going On In L.A. This Weekend," 21 June 2018 Graffiti historian Roger Gastman—who helped orchestrate MOCA’s record-setting Art in the Streets show in 2011—takes over a 40,000-square-foot warehouse on the edge of Chinatown for a totally bonkers street art experience. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 8 Best Things Going On In L.A. This Weekend," 21 June 2018 Graffiti historian Roger Gastman—who helped orchestrate MOCA’s record-setting Art in the Streets show in 2011—takes over a 40,000-square-foot warehouse on the edge of Chinatown for a totally bonkers street art experience. Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 8 Best Things Going On In L.A. This Weekend," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of bonkers

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bonkers

perhaps from bonk + -ers (as in crackers)

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