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barm·y

 (bär′mē)
adj. barm·i·er, barm·i·est
1. Full of barm; foamy.
2. Eccentric; daft.

[Sense 2, alteration of balmy.]

barmy

(ˈbɑːmɪ)
adj, -mier or -miest
slang eccentric or foolish. Also: balmy
[C16: originally, full of barm, hence frothing, excited, flighty, etc]

barm•y1

(ˈbɑr mi)

adj. barm•i•er, barm•i•est.
containing or resembling barm; frothy.
[1525–35]

barm•y2

(ˈbɑr mi)
adj. barm•i•er, barm•i•est. Brit. Slang.
crazy.
[1890–95; resp. of balmy by r-less speakers]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.barmy - marked by spirited enjoymentbarmy - marked by spirited enjoyment  
spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
2.barmy - informal or slang terms for mentally irregularbarmy - informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

barmy

balmy (Slang)
adjective
1. stupid, bizarre, foolish, silly, daft (informal), irresponsible, irrational, senseless, preposterous, impractical, idiotic, inane, fatuous, dumb-ass (slang) This policy is absolutely barmy.
2. insane, odd, crazy, stupid, silly, nuts (slang), loony (slang), nutty (slang), goofy (informal), idiotic, loopy (informal), crackpot (informal), out to lunch (informal), dippy, out of your mind, gonzo (slang), doolally (slang), off your trolley (slang), round the twist (Brit. slang), up the pole (informal), off your rocker (slang), wacko or whacko (informal), a sausage short of a fry-up (slang) He used to say I was barmy, and that really got to me.
insane reasonable, sensible, rational, all there (informal), sane, of sound mind, in your right mind
Translations

barmy

[ˈbɑːmɪ] ADJ (barmier (compar) (barmiest (superl))) (Brit) → chiflado, chalado
you must be barmy!¿estás loco?

barmy

[ˈbɑːrmi] adj (British) (= crazy) [person] → timbré(e), cinglé(e); [idea] → fou(folle)

barmy

adj (+er) (Brit inf) → bekloppt (inf); idea etcblödsinnig (inf)

barmy

[ˈbɑːmɪ] adj (Brit) (fam) → tocco/a, toccato/a, suonato/a
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