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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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 Relativity is now accepted by the scientific community, and its many predictions continue to be tested in wacky ways, from experiments that use atomic clocks to observations of colliding neutron stars. Devin Powell, Discover Magazine, "How the 1919 Solar Eclipse Made Einstein the World's Most Famous Scientist," 24 May 2019 And although that moment was wonderfully wacky, Turner is opening up about the challenges the two faced before their nuptials. Vogue, "Sophie Turner Opens Up About Getting “Cold Feet” Before Marrying Joe Jonas," 20 May 2019 The irony isn't lost on us, considering that the Kona's extroverted exterior styling is sort of a modern interpretation of the wacky Isuzu. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "With the 2019 Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition, MCU Means Marvel Car Universe," 10 May 2019 And today in totally wacky toy news… Squeezamals (not to be confused with their talkative friends, Hatchimals) apparently are the latest craze to sweep kids' wish lists. Megan Stein, Country Living, "If Your Kids Love Hatchimals They're Going to Freak Over This New Squeezamals Game," 9 Jan. 2019 This wacky and whimsical approach to design is a complete fantasy; it’s purpose is to engage and inspire but also to tap into our psyche. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Behold the Campiest Rooms of All Time," 7 May 2019 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

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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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