Meaning of crazy

cra•zy

Pronunciation: (krā'zē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -zi•er, -zi•est, -zies.
—adj.
  1. mentally deranged; demented; insane.
  2. senseless; impractical; totally unsound: a crazy scheme.
  3. intensely enthusiastic; passionately excited: crazy about baseball.
  4. very enamored or infatuated (usually fol. by about): He was crazy about her.
  5. intensely anxious or eager; impatient: I'm crazy to try those new skis.
  6. unusual; bizarre; singular: She always wears a crazy hat..
  7. wonderful; excellent; perfect: That's crazy, man, crazy.
  8. likely to break or fall to pieces.
  9. weak, infirm, or sickly.
  10. having an unusual, unexpected, or random quality, behavior, result, pattern, etc.: a crazy reel that spins in either direction.
  11. We shopped like crazy and bought all our Christmas gifts in one afternoon.
    1. Slang.with great enthusiasm or energy; to an extreme:We shopped like crazy and bought all our Christmas gifts in one afternoon.
    2. with great speed or recklessness:He drives like crazy once he's out on the highway.
—n.
  1. an unpredictable, nonconforming person; oddball: a house full of crazies who wear weird clothes and come in at all hours.
  2. a sense of extreme unease, nervousness, or panic; extreme jitters: The crew was starting to get the crazies from being cooped up belowdecks for so long.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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