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Meaning of zany

za•ny

Pronunciation: (zā'nē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ni•er, -ni•est, -nies.
—adj.
  1. ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish.
—n.
  1. one who plays the clown or fool in order to amuse others.
  2. a comically wild or eccentric person.
  3. a secondary stock character in old comedies who mimicked his master.
  4. a professional buffoon; clown.
  5. a silly person; simpleton.
  6. a slavish attendant or follower.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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