variants or less commonly whacky
wackier also whackier; wackiest also whackiest
: absurdly or amusingly eccentric or irrational
wacky ideas
a wacky comedian
wackily adverb
wackiness 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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Word History


perhaps from English dialect whacky fool

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wacky was in 1930

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“Wacky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


wackier; wackiest
: amusing and very strange

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