Share this entry

wackadoo Line breaks: wacka|doo
Pronunciation: /ˈwakəduː/
(also whackadoo) US informal

Definition of wackadoo in English:


An eccentric or fanatical person: he seems like a good guy even if he is a wackadoo
More example sentences
  • I've just happened to come across quite a few wackadoos in my time.
  • His fanbase shifted from horny teens and MTV devotees to hardcore wackadoos.
  • Will we see fewer interviews with wackadoos in the street and just general mayhem?


Back to top  
Eccentric or fanatical: out of the blue, he would do something completely wackadoo
More example sentences
  • It takes a little time to get over the wackadoo premise and for the show to really warm up.
  • The five minutes Lloyd spends reprising his wackadoo role as the piranha-infatuated biologist are entertaining enough.
  • The wackadoo radio host and conspiracy-monger is posting about this on Facebook and Twitter.


1950s: probably from wack2 or wacky.

Definition of wackadoo in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources