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Webster 1913 Edition


Crazy

Cra′zy

(krā′zy̆)
,
Adj.
[From
Craze
.]
1.
Characterized by weakness or feebleness; decrepit; broken; falling to decay; shaky; unsafe.
Piles of mean and
crazy
houses.
Macaulay.
One of great riches, but a
crazy
constitution.
Addison.
They . . . got a
crazy
boat to carry them to the island.
Jeffrey.
2.
Broken, weakened, or dissordered in intellect; shattered; demented; deranged.
Over moist and
crazy
brains.
Hudibras.
3.
Inordinately desirous; foolishly eager.
[Colloq.]
The girls were
crazy
to be introduced to him.
R. B. Kimball.
Crazy bone
,
the bony projection at the end of the elbow (olecranon), behind which passes the ulnar nerve; – so called on account of the curiously painful tingling felt, when, in a particular position, it receives a blow; – called also
funny bone
.
Crazy quilt
,
a bedquilt made of pieces of silk or other material of various sizes, shapes, and colors, fancifully stitched together without definite plan or arrangement.

Webster 1828 Edition


Crazy

CRAZY

,
Adj.
1.
Broken; decrepit; weak; feeble; applied to the body, or constitution, or any structure; as a crazy body; a crazy constitution; a crazy ship.
2.
Broken, weakened, or disordered in intellect; deranged, weakened, or shattered in mind. We say, the man is crazy.

Definition 2021


crazy

crazy

English

Adjective

crazy (comparative crazier, superlative craziest)

  1. Insane; lunatic; demented.
    • 1663, Samuel Butler, Hudibras
      Over moist and crazy brains.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Of all the queer collections of humans outside of a crazy asylum, it seemed to me this sanitarium was the cup winner. […] When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose.
    His ideas were both frightening and crazy.
  2. Out of control.
    When she gets on the motorcycle she goes crazy.
  3. Overly excited or enthusiastic.
    • R. B. Kimball
      The girls were crazy to be introduced to him.
    He went crazy when he won.
  4. In love; experiencing romantic feelings.
    Why is she so crazy about him?
  5. (informal) Unexpected; surprising.
    The game had a crazy ending.
  6. Characterized by weakness or feebleness; decrepit; broken; falling to decay; shaky; unsafe.
    • Macaulay
      Piles of mean and crazy houses.
    • Addison
      One of great riches, but a crazy constitution.
    • Jeffrey
      They [] got a crazy boat to carry them to the island.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
      Casement windows opened, crazy doors were unbarred, and people came forth shivering—chilled, as yet, by the new sweet air.

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Adverb

crazy (comparative more crazy, superlative most crazy)

  1. (slang) Very, extremely.
    That trick was crazy good.

Noun

crazy (plural crazies)

  1. An insane or eccentric person; a crackpot.
  2. (slang, uncountable) Eccentric behaviour; lunacy.
    • 2013, Douglas Schwartz, Checkered Scissors (page 211)
      Then again, her whole evening was full of crazy, and she didn't know what else to do.

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