bananas


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ba·nan·as

 (bə-năn′əz)
adj. Slang
1. Out of one's mind; crazy: "City dwellers ... are subjected to so much noise it drives them bananas" (New Yorker).
2. Wildly enthusiastic.

[From banana, worthless or crazy person, from banana.]

bananas

(bəˈnɑːnəz)
adj
slang crazy (esp in the phrase go bananas)

ba•nan•as

(bəˈnæn əz)

adj. Slang.
1. crazy.
2. wildly enthusiastic.
[1965–70]
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bananas

adjective
Slang. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
Translations

bananas

[bəˈnɑːnəz] ADJchalado
to go bananasperder la chaveta (over por)

bananas

[bəˈnɑːnəz] adj (= crazy) → dingue
to go bananas (= become angry) → piquer une crise banana skin n (British)
(lit)peau f de banane
(fig)peau f de bananebanana split nbanana split m inv

bananas

adj pred (inf: = crazy) → bekloppt (inf), → bescheuert (inf), → beknackt (sl); this is driving me bananasdas macht mich verrückt or ganz krank (inf); he’s bananas about herer steht voll auf sie (sl); the whole place went bananasder ganze Saal drehte durch (inf)
References in classic literature ?
They stopped under a clump of bananas, the fruit of which, as healthy as bread and as succulent as cream, was amply partaken of and appreciated.
Two bunches of bananas hung from the beam symmetrically, one on each side of the rudder casing.
Those glorious bunches of bananas, which once decorated our stern and quarter-deck, have, alas, disappeared
On the morning after her arrival, the ship was surrounded by canoes and pirogues, filled with the islanders of both sexes, bringing off supplies of fruits and vegetables, bananas, plantains, watermelons, yams, cabbages and taro.
Their market is in the North among the northern sanatoria where you can smell their grape-fruit and bananas across the cold snows.
Behind is a tropical Landscape with palm-trees, bananas, etc.
Tom did his best to sell only his own excellent but limited range of produce; but Progress came shoving things into his window, French artichokes and aubergines, foreign apples-- apples from the State of New York, apples from California, apples from Canada, apples from New Zealand, "pretty lookin' fruit, but not what I should call English apples," said Tom-- bananas, unfamiliar nuts, grape fruits, mangoes.
She was working at a great design of a tropical river running through a tropical forest, where spotted deer would eventually browse upon masses of fruit, bananas, oranges, and giant pomegranates, while a troop of naked natives whirled darts into the air.
Bananas, foraged from the bush, were served, cooked and raw, a dozen different ways, each one of which he declared was better than any other.
For three days I lived off guavas, OHIA-apples, and bananas, all of which grew wild in the jungle.
Bananas and plantains will ripen over our heads--avocados and custard apples, also.
No cocoanuts nor bananas were to be seen, though dense, tropic vegetation overran everything, dripping in airy festoons from the sheer lips of the precipices and running riot in all the crannied ledges.