Definition of Zany in English :

Define Zany in English

Zany meaning in English

Meaning of Zany in English

Pronunciation of Zany in English

Zany pronunciation in English

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1. zany

a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect

2. bozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, goofball, goose, jackass, twat, zany

a man who is a stupid incompetent fool


3. cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany

ludicrous, foolish

Example Sentences:
'gave me a cockamamie reason for not going'
'wore a goofy hat'
'a silly idea'
'some wacky plan for selling more books'

4. buffoonish, clownish, clownlike, zany

like a clown

Example Sentences:
'a buffoonish walk'
'a clownish face'
'a zany sense of humor'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of zany
adjective -nier or -niest
comical in an endearing way; imaginatively funny or comical, esp in behaviour
noun plural -nies
a clown or buffoon, esp one in old comedies who imitated other performers with ludicrous effect
a ludicrous or foolish person

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nounWord forms: plural ˈzanies
a clown or buffoon; specif., a former stock character in comedies who clownishly aped the principal actors
a silly or foolish person; simpleton
adjectiveWord forms: ˈzanier or zaniest
of or characteristic of a zany
; specif.,
comical in an extravagantly ludicrous or slapstick manner
foolish or crazy

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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adj. za·ni·er, za·ni·est
Comical or ludicrous because of incongruity or strangeness.
n. pl. za·nies
1. A comical person given to extravagant or outlandish behavior.
2. A ludicrous, buffoonish character in old comedies who attempts feebly to mimic the tricks of the clown.

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