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 ?
In the midst of bananas, orange, cocoa-nut, and bread-fruit trees, spots are cleared where yams, sweet potatoes, and sugar-cane, and pine-apples are cultivated.
Her knowledge of monkeys was slight, but she fancied they looked with favour on bananas.
He was followed by many packages of dried bananas, each package wrapped in dry leaves.
Behind is a tropical Landscape with palm-trees, bananas, etc.
These almost impenetrable forests were composed of pomegranates, orange-trees, citrons, figs, olives, apricots, bananas, huge vines, whose blossoms and fruits rivaled each other in color and perfume.
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.
Those glorious bunches of bananas, which once decorated our stern and quarter-deck, have, alas, disappeared
I pro posed to give him eighteen dollars for his local knowledge; and all the time I was speaking he kept on considering attentively the various aspects of the banana, holding first one side up to his eye, then the other.
Banana and plantain trees were burdened with great bunches of ripening fruit.
With care and elaboration they ornamented that tree's lower branches with sugar-topped biscuits, oranges, bits of banana, and marrons glares till it looked very ape's path to Paradise.
Bruno ran eagerly to the wall, and picked a fruit that was shaped something like a banana, but had the colour of a strawberry.
The thin silk of the sleeping-suit tore out: Hans stepped back unconcernedly, to pluck a banana from a bunch hanging close to one of the boats.