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Meaning of screwball

screw•ball

Pronunciation: (skr'bôl"), [key]
— n.
  1. an eccentric or whimsically eccentric person; a nut.
  2. a pitched ball that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown.
—adj.
  1. eccentric or whimsically eccentric: What a screwball idea!
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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