\ 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 wacky (audio) \ adverb
wackiness \ ˈwa-​kē-​nəs How to pronounce wacky (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
Recent Examples on the Web Her character, Monica Geller, was a neat-freak chef who could be bossy, obsessive, anxious, wacky, kind and caring -- sometimes all at once. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 14 July 2021 That's cause for a crazy, wacky, insane and hopefully safe celebration. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 10 July 2021 Though plentifully skilled, Salviati strikes me as often wacky, with a caricatural bent that can seem modern in accidentally burlesque ways. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 5 July 2021 In fact, welcome back to all of you raucous, rowdy, wacky, wonderful, bawdy, beautiful, hugging, beer-chugging, Orlando City fans. Mike Bianchi, orlandosentinel.com, 22 June 2021 But the wacky, child-friendly tone of the original feels firmly intact. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 1 June 2021 Why wacky? Consider that Mille Lacs went ice-free this year April 7, about two weeks earlier than the median date of April 25. Star Tribune, 13 May 2021 But this week marks the 20th anniversary of a turbo-charged, insanely wacky cult classic that predated it all. Michael J. Seidlinger, Wired, 24 June 2021 Considering that safety protocols continue to drop by the wayside, there’s a sense that the Cassidy Theatre may have been able to produce the popular and wacky Monty Python show for an in-person audience. John Benson, cleveland, 2 June 2021

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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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The first known use of wacky was circa 1935

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29 Jul 2021

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“Wacky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wacky. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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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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