Definition of Screwy

1. Adjective. Not behaving normally.

Exact synonyms: Screw-loose
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Insane



Definition of Screwy

1. Adjective. (informal) Crazy; silly; ridiculous; insane; demented; unreasonable. ¹

2. Adjective. (archaic informal) Tipsy; slightly drunk. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Screwy

1. crazy [adj SCREWIER, SCREWIEST] - See also: crazy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Screwy

screwlike
screws
screws the pooch
screwtape
screwtaped
screwtapes
screwtaping
screwthread
screwthreads
screwtop
screwtops
screwup
screwups
screwworm
screwworms
screwy (current term)
scribable
scribacious
scribal
scribally
scribatious
scribbet
scribbets
scribble
scribbled
scribblement
scribblements
scribbler
scribblers
scribbles

Literary usage of Screwy

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1. The Three Clerks: A Novel by Anthony Trollope (1903)
"screwy was a name of love which among his brother navvies was given to Mr. ... Poor screwy forgot the time of year,' said another navvy ; ' he ought to have ..."

2. A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham by Edward Peacock (1877)
"screwy [skroo'i], adj. mean ; stingy ; parsimonious. Alto, slightly intoxicated. ' He waa a bit screwy. ..."

3. The Elements of Physiological Physics: An Outline of the Elementary Facts by Joseph M'Gregor Robertson (1884)
"26, and by proper adjustment of the screwy the modification is made available. By lowering the screwy so that the spring cannot come into contact with it, ..."

4. The Elements of Physiological Physics: An Outline of the Elementary Facts by Joseph M'Gregor Robertson (1884)
"26, and by proper adjustment of the screwy the modification is made available. By lowering the screwy so that the spring cannot come into contact with it, ..."

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