Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Baseball A screwball.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Shortening and alteration of screwball.

Examples

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  • Screwball is good, as is the curve,

    So too the slider, even the slurve

    But not silly "scroogie."

    It sounds fake and kludgy,

    A childish word that will not serve.

    The Olde Game is graceful and poetic

    As imbued with art as it is athletic.

    A "scroogie," indeed!

    It makes the ears bleed

    And besmirches the baseball aesthetic.

    June 3, 2014