\ ˈskrü-ē How to pronounce screwy (audio) \
screwier; screwiest

Definition of screwy

1 : crazily absurd, eccentric, or unusual
2 : crazy, insane

Other Words from screwy

screwiness noun

Examples of screwy in a Sentence

I knew something was screwy. the counterfeit bills are poorly done and would look screwy to even the untrained eye
Recent Examples on the Web It’s a planning fallacy based on screwy positive self-perception. Heather Hansman, Outside Online, 24 Nov. 2020 What’s more, the screwy structure of succession in this realm essentially guarantees murderous tensions within the royal family. Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2022 Third, there seems to be some screwy, non-GAAP accounting going on inside the walls of this highly unprofitable business. Aubrie Pagano, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 Marissa Cooper, the beautiful and damaged daughter of a screwy, wealthy family on The O.C., was always something of a tragic figure. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 19 May 2021 Speaking of four notes: The first four of the Twilight Zone theme — those screwy, dizzying intervals — are lodged in our brains. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 19 Apr. 2021 Things have gotten so screwy, censuring has become a coat of honor. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Feb. 2021 Because even this year, the Oscars will be a holiday celebrating the real Oz, the most creative, vibrant and screwy little town in all the world. Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2021 In recent years, people on the right have had some screwy ideas of manliness, equating it with belligerence and vulgarity. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 16 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of screwy

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 May 2022

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“Screwy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for screwy


\ ˈskrü-ē How to pronounce screwy (audio) \
screwier; screwiest

Kids Definition of screwy

1 : oddly different and unfamiliar


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