wacky


wacky
wacky (adj.) "crazy, eccentric," 1935, variant of whacky (n.) "fool," late 1800s British slang, probably ultimately from WHACK (Cf. whack) "a blow, stroke," from the notion of being whacked on the head one too many times.

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  • Wacky — (loco o alocado en inglés) puede referirse a: Wacky Wheels, es un juego de 3D. Wacky Worlds Creativity Studio, un videojuego educativo Wacky Races , el título en inglés de una serie de dibujos animados conocida como Los autos locos . Esta página… …   Wikipedia Español

  • wacky — [adj] acting crazy absurd, balmy, crazed, crazy, daft, demented, deranged, eccentric, erratic, foolish, hare brained, insane, irrational, loony*, lunatic, mad, nuts*, nutty*, odd, preposterous, screwy*, silly, unpredictable, wild, zany*; concepts …   New thesaurus

  • wacky — (also whacky) ► ADJECTIVE (wackier, wackiest) informal ▪ funny or amusing in a slightly odd way. DERIVATIVES wackily adverb wackiness noun. ORIGIN from WHACK(Cf. ↑whack) …   English terms dictionary

  • wacky — ☆ wacky [wak′ē] adj. wackier, wackiest [< ? WHACK + Y2: cf. SLAP HAPPY ] Slang erratic, eccentric, or irrational wackily adv. wackiness n …   English World dictionary

  • wacky — [[t]wæ̱ki[/t]] wackier, wackiest also whacky ADJ GRADED If you describe something or someone as wacky, you mean that they are eccentric, unusual, and often funny. [INFORMAL] ...a wacky new television comedy series... Wacky ideas are commonplace… …   English dictionary

  • wacky — also whacky adjective (wackier; est) Etymology: perhaps from English dialect whacky fool Date: circa 1935 absurdly or amusingly eccentric or irrational ; crazy < wacky ideas > < a wacky comedian > • wackily adverb • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wacky — UK [ˈwækɪ] / US adjective Word forms wacky : adjective wacky comparative wackier superlative wackiest informal funny, or silly Derived word: wackiness noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • wacky — /ˈwæki/ (say wakee) adjective (wackier, wackiest) Chiefly US Colloquial erratic, irrational, or unconventional; crazy: *The action of the novel involves zany and wacky events featuring bizarre madcap people –rosetta montrose, 1991. Also, whacky,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Wacky — Wacke Wack e, Wacky Wack y, n. [G. wacke, MHG. wacke a large stone, OHG. waggo a pebble.] (Geol.) A soft, earthy, dark colored rock or clay derived from the alteration of basalt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wacky — wackily, adv. wackiness, n. /wak ee/, adj., wackier, wackiest. Slang. odd or irrational; crazy: They had some wacky plan for selling more books. Also, whacky. [1935 40; appar. WHACK (n., as in out of whack) + Y1] * * * …   Universalium