screwball

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screw·ball

 (skro͞o′bôl′)
n.
1. Baseball A pitched ball that curves in the direction opposite to that of a normal curve ball.
2. Slang An eccentric, impulsively whimsical, or irrational person.
adj. Slang
Impulsively whimsical; eccentric: That screwball proposal won't work.

screwball

(ˈskruːˌbɔːl)
n
an odd or eccentric person
adj
odd; zany; eccentric

screw•ball

(ˈskruˌbɔl)

n.
1. Slang. an eccentric or wildly whimsical person; a kook.
2. a pitched baseball that veers toward the side from which it was thrown, counter to the motion of a curve ball.
adj.
3. Slang. eccentric or whimsical: screwball ideas.
[1925–30, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.screwball - a whimsically eccentric personscrewball - a whimsically eccentric person  
eccentric, eccentric person, oddball, flake, geek - a person with an unusual or odd personality
2.screwball - a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown
pitch, delivery - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
Adj.1.screwball - foolish; totally unsound; "a crazy scheme"; "half-baked ideas"; "a screwball proposal without a prayer of working"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
impractical - not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution"

screwball

noun
Slang. A person regarded as strange, eccentric, or crazy:
Informal: crank, loon, loony.
adjective
Slang. Deviating from the customary:
Slang: kooky.
British Slang: rum, rummy.
Translations

screwball

[ˈskruːbɔːl] (esp US)
B. Nchiflado/a m/f, chalado/a m/f, tarado/a m/f (esp LAm)

screwball

[ˈskruːbɔːl]
modif [comedy] → délirant(e)
ndoux dingue (douce)m/fscrew cap ncouvercle m qui se visse

screwball

[ˈskruːˌbɔːl] (fam) (esp Am)
1. ntesta matta, svitato/a
1. adjmezzo matto/a, svitato/a
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