wacky

adjective
\ ˈwa-kē How to pronounce wacky (audio) \
variants: or less commonly
wackier also whackier; wackiest also whackiest

Definition of wacky

: absurdly or amusingly eccentric or irrational : crazy wacky ideas a wacky comedian

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Other Words from wacky

wackily \ ˈwa-​kə-​lē How to pronounce wackily (audio) \ adverb
wackiness \ ˈwa-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce wackiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of wacky in a Sentence

My wacky aunt takes a swim before the lake freezes every winter. the wacky world of his imagination

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Anything is possible from Google's wacky hardware labs. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Liveblog: Google’s annual hardware launch event was this morning," 9 Oct. 2018 Still, Berry deftly creates a diverse and representative universe full of all kinds of magical creatures and humans, a strange, wacky world. Swapna Krishna, latimes.com, "Revenge is a dish best served with AI and unicorns: 3 sci-fi reads," 31 May 2018 This convoluted reasoning could only take place in the wonderfully wacky world of top-two primaries, where second place is as good as first, but no one wants to be third. John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, "California governor candidates see hidden messages in campaign ads," 25 May 2018 Hapless Charlie, along with a bunch of other wacky people (and a potential love interest or two), is assigned to investigate a viral outbreak of enigmatic dreams. Adam Woog, The Seattle Times, "Crime fiction: Jasper Fforde’s ‘Early Riser’ is not your average mystery novel," 25 Mar. 2019 Glittery, jingle-bell covered brows are the the latest in the wacky brow trends taking over Instagram—remember wavy brows, or even better, feather brows?—but this one hits in that uncanny valley of somehow looking like a filter while not being one. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Christmas Tree Eyebrows Are Taking Over Instagram," 27 Nov. 2018 After a wacky regular season, anything seems possible this month. Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY, "NCAA tournament bracket: Selection committee gave credit for November wins," 11 Mar. 2018 The colorful and wacky men’s and women’s looks well captured the exuberance of the place dubbed France’s Studio 54. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Dior and Gucci theatrically kick off Paris Fashion Week," 24 Sep. 2018 The trailer for this film highlights a lot of wacky horror-thriller behavior, but doesn’t make the plot particularly clear — which is reminiscent of similar teases around Goddard’s Cabin in the Woods and Cloverfield. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "The Verge fall movie preview, October 2018," 5 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of wacky

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wacky

perhaps from English dialect whacky fool

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wacky

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of wacky

informal : amusing and very strange

wacky

adjective
\ ˈwa-kē\
variants: also whacky \ ˈhwa-​kē , ˈwa-​ \
wackier also whackier; wackiest also whackiest

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