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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wak-ee]
    • /ˈwæk i/
    • /ˈwæk.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wak-ee]
    • /ˈwæk i/

Definitions of wacky word

  • adjective wacky odd or irrational; crazy: They had some wacky plan for selling more books. 1
  • noun wacky Funny or amusing in a slightly odd or peculiar way. 1
  • adjective wacky crazy, funny 1
  • adjective wacky person: eccentric 1
  • adjective wacky If you describe something or someone as wacky, you mean that they are eccentric, unusual, and often funny. 0
  • adjective wacky eccentric, erratic, or unpredictable 0

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Origin of wacky

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
1935-40; apparently whack (noun, as in out of whack) + -y1

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Parts of speech for Wacky


wacky popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for wacky

adjective wacky

  • silly — weak-minded or lacking good sense; stupid or foolish: a silly writer.
  • crazy — If you describe someone or something as crazy, you think they are very foolish or strange.
  • zany — ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish.
  • madcap — wildly or heedlessly impulsive; reckless; rash: a madcap scheme.
  • off the wall — of or relating to a wall: wall space.

Antonyms for wacky

adjective wacky

  • conventional — Someone who is conventional has behaviour or opinions that are ordinary and normal.
  • reasonable — agreeable to reason or sound judgment; logical: a reasonable choice for chairman.
  • sane — free from mental derangement; having a sound, healthy mind: a sane person.
  • sensible — having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.
  • serious — of, showing, or characterized by deep thought.

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