\ 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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Harbour plays Hawkins sheriff Jim Hopper, and, um, given what happens to him at the end of the third season, that sounds pretty wacky. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "'Stranger Things' Season 4 Will Tie up Loose Ends, but Feel Very Different," 10 July 2019 But having said that, there is something of the wacky about him. CBS News, "Transcript: Anna Fifield talks with Michael Morell on "Intelligence Matters"," 19 June 2019 There was an all-over orange outfit that followed, with a standout Dries Van Noten bag, and then an especially wacky, animated Walter Von Beirendonck jacket made to look like a crude skeleton. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Lil Uzi Vert Even Gets Dressed Up to Go to the Dentist," 8 May 2019 That Iguodala went along with Kerr’s wacky idea shows the level of Iguodala’s basketball genius. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Goodbye Andre Iguodala: You will be missed," 1 July 2019 Green Box has an unusual — and sort of wacky — mix of offerings: big art installations, dance, concerts and odd things like classes in pie-making, yoga and silversmithing. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "The six best Colorado art festivals you’re not going to," 28 June 2019 Thank you for serving up the wackiest idea in sports: an underappreciated Florida franchise sharing its team with a Canadian city that lost its own baseball club, the Expos, a generation ago. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Flo Canada! Baseball’s Daffy Pitch for a Combination Tampa Bay-Montreal Franchise," 21 June 2019 The festival, which started in 1976, is bringing wacky comedy shows, unique music performances, daring jousts, acrobatics, hypnotics and even big cats to 10 stages around the 30-acre festival grounds, located 30 minutes south of Denver in Larkspur. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Know, "Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the Colorado Renaissance Festival," 18 June 2019 Before a gathering of 28,535 short-sleeved customers, Evan Longoria’s two-run double and Pablo Sandoval’s sacrifice fly took the spotlight off a wacky fifth inning. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "Evan Longoria’s two-run double keys Giants’ victory over Padres," 11 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of wacky

informal : amusing and very strange


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

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