crazy glue

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plural crazy glues
: a very strong household glue : superglue
All were fished with … jig heads secured with a dab of crazy glue to keep them on the shaft.Don Lamont
(figurative) "… Women are the crazy glue holding the stuff together, in the family unit, on this planet, everywhere."Chaka Khan


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cra·​zy-glue ˈkrā-zē-ˌglü How to pronounce crazy-glue (audio)
variants or less commonly crazy glue
crazy-glued also crazy glued; crazy-gluing also crazy gluing; crazy-glues also crazy glues

transitive verb

: to cause to stick tightly with or as if with a very strong adhesive : superglue
… I worked as a college counselor and then went back to junior high English teaching. During that year my slip fell down in class and two students crazy-glued desks to the floor.Paula Danziger
This 'action' shot was made possible by crazy gluing my hat to my skull. It took months to remove, which may answer many of you who have asked me 'why do you always have that hat on?'Sean Lennon
The [television] series' rather thin premise is crazy-glued together with borrowed and recycled ideas from other shows, some from this season.The Telegraph Journal (New Brunswick, Canada)
He barely used Williams at all last preseason, then practically crazy glued the football to his hands in the regular season.Kamon Simpson

Word History



respelling of Krazy Glue, trademark for a cyanoacrylate adhesive


derivative of crazy glue

First Known Use


1973, in the meaning defined above


1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crazy glue was in 1973

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Cite this Entry

“Crazy glue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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