Definition of wacky in English:

wacky

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

adjective (wackier, wackiest; whackier, whackiest)

informal
Funny or amusing in a slightly odd or peculiar way: a wacky chase movie
More example sentences
  • You may even be able to squeeze out a few more wacky anecdotes from that slightly dysfunctional family of yours.
  • Dottie is a Lucille Ball clone who performs wacky antics on her television show.
  • His wacky antics and funny walk endeared him to children of all ages.
Synonyms
zany, madcap, offbeat, quirky, outlandish, eccentric, idiosyncratic, surreal, ridiculous, nonsensical, crazy, absurd, insane, far out, fantastic, bizarre, peculiar, weird, odd, strange, cranky, freakish;
funny, amusing, comic, clownish
informal loopy, loony, mad, dotty, nutty, nuts, freaky, batty, potty, goofy, bonkers, crackpot, screwy, screwball, oddball, way-out, off-centre, off the wall, dippy, cuckoo, kinky
British informal barmy, daft
North American informal kooky, wacko

Origin

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

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?

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