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Webster 1913 Edition


Wacky

{

Wack′e

,

Wack′y

, }
Noun.
[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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wacky

WACKY

,
Noun.
A rock nearly allied to basalt, of which it may be regarded as a more soft and earthy variety. Its color is a greenish gray, brown or black. It is opake, yields easily to the knife, and has a greasy feel. Its principal ingredient is silex. Gray wacky is a different species of rock, being a kind of sandstone. Wacky is a mineral sunstance intermediate between clay and basalt.

Definition 2021


wacky

wacky

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwæk.iː/
  • Rhymes: -æki

Adjective

wacky (comparative wackier, superlative wackiest)

  1. zany; eccentric
    • 2012 May 15, Scott Tobias, “Film: Reviews: The Dictator”, in The Onion AV Club:
      Though the idea of placing wacky made-up characters in a real-life context was carried over from Da Ali G Show—wherein Buzz Aldrin was once asked if he was upset that Michael Jackson got all the credit for inventing the moonwalk—Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat felt like something new, an attempt to square an improvised, guerrilla style of underground comedy with reality-TV stunt shows like Jackass or Fear Factor.
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Etymology 2

Noun

wacky (countable and uncountable, plural wackies)

  1. Alternative form of wacke