crazy

adjective
cra·zy | \ˈkrā-zē \
crazier; craziest

Definition of crazy 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1a : full of cracks or flaws : unsound … they were very crazy, wretched cabins …— Charles Dickens

b : crooked, askew

2a : not mentally sound : marked by thought or action that lacks reason : insane sense 1b yelling like a crazy man not used technically

b(1) : impractical a crazy plan

(2) : erratic crazy drivers

c : being out of the ordinary : unusual a taste for crazy hats

3a : distracted with desire or excitement a thrill-crazy mob The fans went crazy when their team won the championship.

b : absurdly fond : infatuated He's crazy about the girl.

c : passionately preoccupied : obsessed crazy about boats

like crazy

: to an extreme degree everyone dancing like crazy

crazy

noun
plural crazies

Definition of crazy (Entry 2 of 3)

: one who is or acts crazy especially : such a one associated with a radical or extremist political cause … are convinced that Wilson thinks they're rubes, bumpkins, or crazies, and wants to replace them with a legislature full of moderate clones of himself. — Fred Barnes

crazy

adverb

Definition of crazy (Entry 3 of 3)

: extremely, wildly crazy good

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Other Words from crazy

Adjective

crazily \ˈkrā-zə-lē \ adverb
craziness \ˈkrā-zē-nəs \ noun

Examples of crazy in a Sentence

Adjective

He's been acting kind of crazy lately. There are a lot of crazy drivers on the streets. You are crazy to have paid so much for this car. You would be crazy not to accept their offer! What a crazy thing to do!

Noun

A bunch of crazies live there. one unsympathetic homeowner insisted that all homeless people are crazies

Adverb

I bought some crazy good stuff there.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Getty Images Meghan Markle must really just sit back and think, Wow, my life is kind of crazy now. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Here's Who's in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's 11-Person Entourage on Their Trip to Ireland," 11 July 2018 The real news is crazy enough; there's no need to make up fake kidnappings in Fort Wayne. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "No, social media: Fort Wayne police say no kidnapping attempt at Walmart," 9 July 2018 Given that John and Caitlin would later have a baby together, the story of their first encounter is now especially crazy. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "John Stamos and His Wife Caitlin McHugh's Love Story Will Make Even the Cynics Swoon," 4 July 2018 Which is downright crazy, because to hear most people tell it, the Warriors already had the best-ever offense. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "DeMarcus Cousins and the Warriors: A temporary, fascinating spectacle," 3 July 2018 Survival [mood: 🙃] [music: Scorpion...lol] Omg life is so crazy right now. Jaya Saxena, GQ, "EXCLUSIVE: The 100% Real* LiveJournal Post That Inspired Drake’s Scorpion," 29 June 2018 The longer one is that as spicy and sour drinks proliferate, and things like pickleback shots (where a shot of whiskey is chased by a shot of pickle juice) become the norm, a pickle beer doesn’t sound so crazy. Gary Dzen, BostonGlobe.com, "Bottles: Pickle beer is here. It was only a matter of time," 9 July 2018 For those of us crazy enough to spend the summer in North Texas, there is a reward. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "It's time to start cooking with summer’s tasty top prize — Texas peaches," 10 July 2018 In a crazy study a few years ago, cyclists had to watch a video of a woman eating her own vomit before riding a 10K time trial. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "Here’s What We Know About Mental Fatigue," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Local governments have gone tax crazy in a place once known as one of the most fiscally conservative urban counties in America. Jason Williams, Cincinnati.com, "PX column: What's up with the barrage of tax hikes in Cincinnati and Hamilton County?," 28 June 2018 As a little girl, Jerisha Fabian typically had Barbies afflicted with some crazy made up medical condition. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Fueled by a passion for nursing that started with her Barbies, she fought through teen pregnancy on her way to getting degree," 26 June 2018 This is big news in a region where Chick-Fil-A has a cult following of fast food crazies known for throwing street parties when new locations open up, according to Nation's Restaurant News. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Chick-fil-A fans jubilant as chain uses Charlotte as one of two test cities for new item | Charlotte Observer," 25 May 2018 China and Europe aren't as crossover crazy as Americans. Phoebe Wall Howard, USA TODAY, "Ford Focus gets new look, more room and tech," 10 Apr. 2018 The FloTrack crazies recap a wild list of happenings at this year's NCAA Indoor Championships. Ken Goe, OregonLive.com, "Galen Rupp dominates; when a world record isn't a world record: Oregon track & field rundown," 11 Mar. 2018 Let’s face it, if the movers and shakers of the sport really fixed races as those crazies wearing tin-foil hats attest, NASCAR would have found a way to get Danica in victory lane on a regular basis. Mike Bianchi, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Danica Patrick, the Great American Flop, is proof NASCAR doesn't fix races," 16 Feb. 2018 In Arizona, there’s going to be crazies running for office. David Weigel, Washington Post, "Gary Johnson is back, and he’s never running for office again," 27 Oct. 2017 Wolf’s action joins a mix of long-brewing Harrisburg crazy. John Baer, Philly.com, "Gov. Wolf's scary fairy tale, but it's for real," 9 Oct. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

The Fake News is going crazy making up false stories and using only unnamed sources (who don’t exist). Ryan Teague Beckwith, Time, "Read the 191 Arguments President Trump Has Made Against the Mueller Investigation," 7 June 2018 The Fake News is going crazy making up false stories and using only unnamed sources (who don’t exist). Ryan Teague Beckwith, Time, "Read the 191 Arguments President Trump Has Made Against the Mueller Investigation," 7 June 2018 The Fake News is going crazy making up false stories and using only unnamed sources (who don’t exist). Ryan Teague Beckwith, Time, "Read the 191 Arguments President Trump Has Made Against the Mueller Investigation," 7 June 2018 The Fake News is going crazy making up false stories and using only unnamed sources (who don’t exist). Ryan Teague Beckwith, Time, "Read the 191 Arguments President Trump Has Made Against the Mueller Investigation," 7 June 2018 The Fake News is going crazy making up false stories and using only unnamed sources (who don’t exist). Ryan Teague Beckwith, Time, "Read the 191 Arguments President Trump Has Made Against the Mueller Investigation," 7 June 2018 The Fake News is going crazy making up false stories and using only unnamed sources (who don’t exist). Ryan Teague Beckwith, Time, "Read the 191 Arguments President Trump Has Made Against the Mueller Investigation," 7 June 2018 The amount of money the TV industry, its advertisers and fans spend on the tournament are pretty crazy too. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Texas forward Mohamed Bamba declares for the NBA Draft | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Mar. 2018 The amount of money the TV industry, its advertisers and fans spend on the tournament are pretty crazy too. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Texas forward Mohamed Bamba declares for the NBA Draft | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of crazy

Adjective

1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1867, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crazy

Adjective

see craze entry 1

Noun

see craze entry 1

Adverb

see craze entry 1

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More Definitions for crazy

crazy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crazy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who is crazy

crazy

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of crazy (Entry 2 of 2)

: very or extremely

crazy

adjective
cra·zy | \ˈkrā-zē \
crazier; craziest

Kids Definition of crazy

1 : having a severe mental illness : insane

2 : not sensible or logical a crazy idea

3 : very excited or pleased They're crazy about their new house.

4 : very annoyed This song makes me crazy.

Other Words from crazy

crazily \ˈkrā-zə-lē \ adverb
craziness \-zē-nəs \ noun

crazy

adjective
cra·zy | \ˈkrā-zē \
crazier; craziest

Medical Definition of crazy 

: marked by a severely disordered state of mind not used technically

Other Words from crazy

crazily \-zə-lē \ adverb
craziness \-zē-nəs \ noun

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