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I don't think my kids have to worry too much about me embarrassing them because that's not how I would want to grow up, with wacky dad showing up at school and performing for everyone.
Steve Carell

Meaning of "wacky" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WACKY

(In dialect sense: a fool, an eccentric): from whack (hence, a whacky, a person who behaves as if he had been whacked on the head).
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PRONUNCIATION OF WACKY

wacky  [ˈwækɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WACKY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wacky is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WACKY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wacky

Wacky may refer to: ▪ W. A. C. Bennett, Canadian politician nicknamed "Wacky" ▪ Bogle , Jamaican dancehall performer also known as "Mr. Wacky" ▪ WAQY, a Springfield, Massachusetts FM radio station once known as "Wacky 102" ▪ WAYE, a Birmingham, Alabama AM radio station formerly known as "Wacky 1220"...

Definition of wacky in the English dictionary

The definition of wacky in the dictionary is eccentric, erratic, or unpredictable.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WACKY


antwackie
ˈæntwækɪ
baccy
ˈbækɪ
bukkake
ˌbuːˈkækɪ
cracky
ˈkrækɪ
Jackie
ˈdʒækɪ
Jackie-Jackie
ˈdʒækɪ-ˈdʒækɪ
Jacky
ˈdʒækɪ
Jacky-Jacky
ˈdʒækɪ-ˈdʒækɪ
lackey
ˈlækɪ
maki
ˈmækɪ
matsutake
ˌmætsʊˈtækɪ
Paki
ˈpækɪ
quacky
ˈkwækɪ
rumaki
rəˈmækɪ
tackey
ˈtækɪ
tacky
ˈtækɪ
takky
ˈtækɪ
teppan-yaki
ˌtɛpænˈjækɪ
teriyaki
ˌtɛrɪˈjækɪ
whacky
ˈwækɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WACKY

wabbler
wabbly
Wace
wack
wacke
wacker
wackier
wackiest
wackily
wackiness
wacko
wacky baccy
wad
Wad Medani
WADA
wadable
Wadai
wadded
Waddenzee
wadder

WORDS THAT END LIKE WACKY

blocky
cacky
cocky
dicky
ducky
happy-go-lucky
icky
Kentucky
knacky
kolacky
lucky
micky
picky
rocky
sticky
sucky
tricky
unlucky
Vicky
Zwicky

Synonyms and antonyms of wacky in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WACKY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wacky» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wacky

Translation of «wacky» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WACKY

Find out the translation of wacky to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wacky from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wacky» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

古怪
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

loco
570 millions of speakers

English

wacky
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निराला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أحمق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дурацкий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

maluco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাগলাটে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

farfelu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Garang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verrückt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

奇抜な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

엉뚱한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wacky
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

loại đá hơi xám
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அர்த்தமற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विक्षिप्त
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kaçık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

strambo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

głupi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

безглуздий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

wacky
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκκεντρικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

knäpp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sprø
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wacky

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WACKY»

The term «wacky» is very widely used and occupies the 22.336 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WACKY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wacky

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10 QUOTES WITH «WACKY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wacky.
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Hank Azaria
Being funny with a funny voice is more my comfort zone, a broader character that I try to humanize, a kind of silly or wacky persona that I try to fill in.
2
Beck
I have heard some stuff that might be influenced by my records, but it's usually pretty wacky and off-the-wall, which is kind of annoying, to be frank.
3
Jamie Blackley
I wear girls' jeans, a lot of black, and I wear a lot of jewelry. I'm a wacky person!
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Steven Bochco
'Hill Street,' because of the wacky nature of many of our characters, really allowed us to indulge a kind of cheek-to-jowl juxtaposition of high drama with very low humor.
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Augusten Burroughs
When people meet me, many times they're very surprised because they expect someone who is kind of wacky with seven piercings and very hip and cool and New York City, and I'm not.
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Dean Cain
I'm an actor and this is a role I'm playing. But people can get wacky.
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Deb Caletti
I always say that, for me, writing a book is like a wacky Greyhound bus trip - I know where I'm starting and where I'll end up, but I have no idea what will happen along the way.
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Steve Carell
I don't think my kids have to worry too much about me embarrassing them because that's not how I would want to grow up, with wacky dad showing up at school and performing for everyone.
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Alexa Chung
I think it's cool that London Fashion Week is about young designers trying wacky things.
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Jemaine Clement
I can only think of one wacky best friend who I thought was awesome: Rhys Ifans in 'Notting Hill.' He really nailed the wacky best friend.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WACKY»

Discover the use of wacky in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wacky and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and ...
Included here are the life lessons of fashion designer turned park ranger Spider Fawke, the proud mother of thirty-eight lizards and a four-inch tarantula; slashed-spandex-wearing Isabel Garrett; hip hypnotist Jessica Porter; and a new age ...
Simon Doonan, 2003
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Wacky Laws, Weird Decisions, & Strange Statutes
Because it's "fowl" criminal behavior. That's just the beginning, because this collection also uncovers some of the most incredible, unbelievable lawsuits, government grants, and court verdicts.
Sheryl Lindsell-Roberts, K. R. Hobbie, Ted LeValliant, 2004
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Wacky Packages New New New
Collects the images from trading cards issued in 1974 and 1975 advertising fake and humorous products ranging from the alcoholic inspired "Brandy Land" game to "Satan Wrap" guaranteed to cling like the devil.
The Topps Company, Jay Lynch, 2010
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Wacky Wednesday
Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg. "Nothing is wacky here in my class! Get out! You're the wacky one! OUT!" said Miss Bass. I went out the school door. Things were worse than.
Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg, 1974
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Wacky Musical Instruments!: A True Family Affair!
Wacky Musical Instruments! Is a Family Affair! This delightful Book is about Families of the Symphony Orchestra and how each Family Member works together with Other Families of the Orchestra to bring about the MIRACLE of LIVE MUSIC!
Xiao, 2010
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The World's Greatest Wacky One-Line Jokes
Bob Phillips takes good clean wackiness to new heights in The Worldâs Greatest Wacky OneâLine Jokes.The continual popularity of these joke books proves that Bob Phillips knows howto make readers laugh.
Bob Phillips, 2005
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My Weird School #15: Mr. Macky Is Wacky!
Something weird is going on!
Dan Gutman, 2009
8
Full Tilt Wacky Games
Bible FUNstuff resource book with 26 games that correlate to BIL curricululm for Sept 08 through June 09.
David C Cook Publishing Company, 2008
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Wacky Wheels
Looks at wheels on different types of sporting equipment, including bicycles, roller and inline skates, skateboards and scooters. Suggested level: junior, primary.
Carol Hosking, 2002
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Wacky Monsters Stickers
More silly than scary, these madcap monsters abound in the kind of oddball appeal that most kids can't resist (certain grown-ups seem to like them, too).
Cheryl Nathan, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WACKY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wacky is used in the context of the following news items.
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Weird and wacky British sports, in pictures
The World Championship Hen Races are held annually in Bonsall, Derbyshire. The event dates back over 100 years when local villages competed against each ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Red Bull Soapbox Race 2015: In pictures - Wacky Races comes to …
The streets of London were filled with weird and wacky homemade karts in a Wacky Races-style event held at Alexandra Palace on Sunday. The Red Bull ... «City A.M., Jul 15»
3
Crusin' Wacky Wisconsin
But beautiful lakes and rustic cabins are not part of the travel itinerary, because WGN's Julian Crews is embarking on a different sort of adventure. He struck ... «WGN-TV, Jun 15»
4
Trans-Tasman Netball League wacky conference system here to stay
The Trans-Tasman Netball League's wacky conference format is here to stay - for at least one more season. The competition's new structure has drawn ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jun 15»
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CNN reporter reflects of 34 years of wacky work
CNN reporter reflects of 34 years of wacky work. Jeanne Moos is second-longest tenured employee at news network. Published On: Jun 02 2015 12:39:23 PM ... «WDIV Detroit, Jun 15»
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Wacky Racers to battle in Christchurch
A university's annual Wacky Racers' event, where students invent remote control vehicles and race them around a track, is being held in Christchurch tomorrow. «New Zealand Herald, Jun 15»
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'Sailors' Pilot Plywood-And-Duct-Tape Boats In Wacky Key West …
KEY WEST (CBSMiami/FKNB) – Imagine a soapbox derby race on water. Can you picture it? That's basically what went down at a wacky Memorial Day ... «CBS Local, May 15»
8
Wacky Wings restaurant may open at Port Arthur Prosvita
A proposed restaurant and arcade was given the green light at Thunder Bay city council Monday night. Wacky Wings wants to open up in the former Port Arthur ... «CBC.ca, Mar 15»
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Schools Celebrate 'Read Across America Week' with Wacky
"We encourage all of the children to get wacky today- Wacky Wedneday, one of the books that he [Dr. Suess] wrote. Us teachers too, we got together to represent ... «WCTV, Mar 15»
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All The Wacky Things That Each State Ranks Number One In - All …
A recent map created by Estately shows one fact that each state ranks number one in throughout the country. Here's all the random state trivia: Screen Shot ... «IJ Review, Mar 15»

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