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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.
Impulsively whimsical; eccentric: That screwball proposal won't work.
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an odd or eccentric person
odd; zany; eccentric
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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|Noun||1.||screwball - a whimsically eccentric person|
|2.||screwball - a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown|
|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"
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screwball[ˈskruːbɔːl] (esp US)
B. N → chiflado/a m/f, chalado/a m/f, tarado/a m/f (esp LAm)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
modif [comedy] → délirant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
screwball[ˈskruːˌbɔːl] (fam) (esp Am)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995