Definition of wackadoodle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwakəduːd(ə)l/
(also whackadoodle) US informal


An eccentric or fanatical person: an alarming number of wackadoodles predict the world will indeed end
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  • Who's the wackadoodle that came up with that horrid move?
  • It seems the lovelorn wackadoodle just can't quit tweeting Alec and his current wife.
  • Mustaches are bad unless they're on a fun-loving whackadoodle.


Eccentric or fanatical: he has given credence to a lot of wackadoodle beliefs
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  • This was the most volatile, unpredictable, and just plain wackadoodle nomination contest ever.
  • Let it be known, I have some whackadoodle friends, so this sort of oddity would be well up their alley.
  • He's depicting the whole deal as a whackadoodle tale of overgrown children who gesticulate wildly at every opportunity.


1990s: from wackadoo.

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