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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Cra"zy
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  1. Characterized by weakness or feebleness; decrepit; broken; falling to decay; shaky; unsafe."Piles of mean and crazy houses." [Macaulay.]"One of great riches, but a crazy constitution." [Addison.]"They . . . got a crazy boat to carry them to the island." [Jeffrey.]
  2. Broken, weakened, or dissordered in intellect; shattered; demented; deranged."Over moist and crazy brains." [Hudibras.]
  3. Inordinately desirous; foolishly eager.(Colloq)"The girls were crazy to be introduced to him." [R. B. Kimball.]

Etymology: From Craze

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  1. Someone deranged and possibly dangerous
  2. Intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with ("crazy about cars and racing")
  3. Possessed by inordinate excitement ("the crowd went crazy" and "was crazy to try his new bicycle")
  4. Bizarre or fantastic ("had a crazy dream" and "wore a crazy hat")
  5. Foolish; totally unsound ("a crazy scheme")
  6. Affected with madness or insanity
Wiktionary

From craze +‎ -y.

From EtymOnline: Earliest meaning (1570s) was that of "diseased, sickly". Meaning "full of cracks or flaws" is from 1580s; that of "of unsound mind, or behaving as so" is from 1610s. Jazz slang sense "cool, exciting" attested by 1927. To drive (someone) crazy is attested by 1873. Phrase crazy like a fox recorded from 1935. Crazy Horse, Teton Lakota (Siouan) war leader (d. 1877) translates thašuka witko, lit. "his horse is crazy."

  1. An insane or eccentric person; a crackpot.
  2. (slang, uncountable) Eccentric behaviour; lunacy.

Notable Persons Named Crazy

Crazy Frog is a eurodance musician. He was most active from 1997 to 2009.

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Crazy Titch is a grime music master of ceremonies. He was most active from 2003 to 2005. Crazy was given the name Carl Dobson on January 31st, 1983 in Plaistow, London, England.

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Crazy Legs is an artist in the field of b-boying. Crazy was given the name Richard Colón on January 1st, 1966 in The Bronx.

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Crazy Quilt is a comics character.

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Crazy was born in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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Crazy was born on March 30th, 1978 in Tulancingo.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Crazy

Super Crazy is a wrestler. Super was born on December 3rd, 1973 in Tulancingo.

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Fun Facts about the name Crazy

  • When was the first name Crazy first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Crazy is Thursday, April 9th, 1931.
  • How unique is the name Crazy? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Crazy. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Crazy: Your name in reverse order is Yzarc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arzyc. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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