from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full of barm; foamy.
- adj. Eccentric; daft.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. containing barm, i.e. froth from fermented yeast
- adj. dotty, goofy, wacko.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of barm or froth; in a ferment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing or resembling barm or yeast; frothy.
- Hence Barmy-brained; empty-headed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
- adj. marked by spirited enjoyment
It's also fun to find out, via these collected letters, the types of books and movies Farrell was consuming while writing and editing Troubles: Cold Comfort Farm, Thomas Hardy ( "barmy"), The Garden of Finzi-Continis, Easy Rider.
Rules and regulations are never anything other than "barmy" and planning strategies are invariably "Soviet-style".
In London, the Foreign Office says the idea of Britain in NAFTA is "barmy," as it would have to pull out of the EU entirely.
In a further twist to this story, Baker must know that there is absolutely nothing he, as an MP, can do about changing what he condemns as a "barmy" directive.
BIRMINGHAM MEP Mike Nattrass is determined to prove there are no flies on him by rallying against a "barmy" EU directive outlawing pepper from insect traps.
Shadow Home Secretary David Davis called the idea "barmy".
Mrs Hill described her sacking as "barmy" and said she would be opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate her victory.
The report colorfully describes Choudary as "barmy," but as is so often the case, the idea of Muslims 'conquering Rome as a prelude to the end of days comes from Muhammad himself.
Boris Johnson today slammed "barmy" health and safety rules after a
Traditionalists have branded the ban 'barmy', saying that red ink makes it easier for children to spot errors and improve.