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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

zany \za"ny\ (z[=a]"n[-e]), adjective Comical in a clownish or buffoonish manner; whimsically comical. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Zany \Za"ny\, noun; pl. {Zanies}. [It. zanni a buffoon, merry-andrew, orig. same as Giovanni John, i. e., merry John, L. Ioannes, Gr. ?, Heb. Y[=o]kh[=a]n[=a]n, prop., the Lord graciously gave: cf. F. zani, fr. the Italian. Cf. {Jenneting}.] A merry-andrew; a buffoon.

Then write that I may follow, and so be Thy echo, thy debtor, thy foil, thy zany. --Donne.

Preacher at once, and zany of thy age. --Pope.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Zany \Za"ny\, verb (used with an object) To mimic. [Obs.]

Your part is acted; give me leave at distance To zany it. --Massinger.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: ludicrous, foolish; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books" [syn: {cockamamie}, {cockamamy}, {goofy}, {sappy}, {silly}, {wacky}, {whacky}, {zany}]

2: like a clown; "a buffoonish walk"; "a clownish face"; "a zany sense of humor" [syn: {buffoonish}, {clownish}, {clownlike}, {zany}]


1: a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect

2: a man who is a stupid incompetent fool [syn: {fathead}, {goof}, {goofball}, {bozo}, {jackass}, {goose}, {cuckoo}, {twat}, {zany}]

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