American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Slang Eccentric; crazy.
- adj. Slang Ludicrously odd, unlikely, or inappropriate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tortuous, like the thread or motion of a screw: as, a screwy motion.
- Exacting; close; stingy; mean; oppressive.
- Worn out; worthless.
- adj. informal Crazy; silly; ridiculous; insane; demented; unreasonable.
- adj. archaic, informal Tipsy; slightly drunk.
- adj. not behaving normally
- 1820, original meaning “tipsy, slightly drunk;” meaning “crazy, ridiculous” first recorded 1887. (Wiktionary)
“Besides that, he's a rookie who, according to Fox, irons the bill of his cap, and how screwy is that?”
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“I don't know his theology and it sounds as if it might be kind of screwy, but one way or the other, he's a scholar and and a gentleman, a science fiction writer and a first-rate Christian apologist.”
“We hit that buoy -- I mean I thought we were all headed to Davy Jones 'locker right there and then they have this kind of screwy rule in sailboat racing where if you hit the buoy, you can go back and surround it three times.”
“It's kind of screwy to do that if it doesn't get people to the post but just gives them a little experience of exclusion.”
“It all sounds a little "screwy" to me too, but not just because the witness accounts sound as if the marshalls may have overreacted.”
“That's not all the time because I work kind of screwy hours, sometimes all night and then off the next day, so when I'm home at that time of day I listen, if I'm awake.”
“If phase 3, our present system, seems "screwy" to you, it should.”
“How do you scale all these categories out without some kind of screwy bias?”
“What kind of screwy system of justice do we have that 20 people see the guy kill and maim people and they need to conduct a criminal investigation.”
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Words for the mentally irregular
From the novel by William Lindsay Gresham
notanotherjazzpoet had a very promising list which appears to have petered out. Yes, tosspots: descriptions of being drunk. Walk five metres on the white line then leave your suggestions right here.
Inspired by Peter Reading's "Euphemisms".
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