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wack·y

(wăk′ē) also whack·y (wăk′ē, hwăk′ē)
adj. wack·i·er, wack·i·est also whack·i·er or whack·i·est Slang
1. Eccentric or irrational: a wacky person.
2. Crazy; silly: a wacky outfit.

[Variant of whacky, probably from the phrase out of whack; see whack.]

wack′i·ly adv.
wack′i·ness n.
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wacky

(ˈwækɪ)
adj, wackier or wackiest
slang eccentric, erratic, or unpredictable
[C19 (in dialect sense: a fool, an eccentric): from whack (hence, a whacky, a person who behaves as if he had been whacked on the head)]
ˈwackily adv
ˈwackiness n
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wack•y

(ˈwæk i)

also whacky



adj. wack•i•er, wack•i•est. Slang.
odd or irrational; crazy.
[1935–40; appar. whack (n., as in out of whack) + -y1]
wack′i•ly, adv.
wack′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wacky - ludicrous, foolish; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
2.wacky - informal or slang terms for mentally irregularwacky - 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"
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wacky

adjective unusual, odd, wild, strange, out there (slang), crazy, silly, weird, way-out (informal), eccentric, unpredictable, daft (informal), irrational, erratic, Bohemian, unconventional, far-out (slang), loony (slang), kinky (informal), off-the-wall (slang), unorthodox, nutty (slang), oddball, zany, goofy (informal), offbeat (informal), freaky (slang), outré, gonzo (slang), screwy (informal), wacko or whacko (informal) a wacky new comedy series
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wacky

also whacky
adjective
2. 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.
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Translations

wacky

[ˈwækɪ] ADJ (wackier (compar) (wackiest (superl))) [person] → chiflado; [idea] → disparatado
wacky baccy (Brit) (hum) → chocolate m, costo m
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wacky

[ˈwæki] whacky hwæki] adj [person, comedian, idea] → farfelu(e); [film, TV show, humour] → délirant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wacky

adj (+er) (inf)verrückt (inf)
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wacky

whacky [ˈwækɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → pazzoide
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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