Definition of wacky in English:

wacky

Line breaks: wacky
Pronunciation: /ˈwaki
 
/
(also whacky)

adjective (wackier, wackiest; whackier, whackiest)

informal

Derivatives

wackily

adverb
More example sentences
  • It is whackily comic with irreverent overtones and moments of quite startling seriousness.
  • We're all stuck with each other, like wackily mismatched sitcom roommates.
  • Fantastic show, truly funny and wackily creative.

wackiness

noun
More example sentences
  • If the title ‘Business Bizarre’ suggests an element of whackiness, it is missing in the presentation.
  • Spinning arms, monocles, bow-ties, frog-suits and whackiness - what is TV doing to science?
  • Often, isn't the wackiness in New Zealand ‘comedy’ a self-conscious pursuit of weirdness, because we're not naturally funny?

Origin

mid 19th century (originally dialect): from the noun whack + -y1.

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