barmy /ˈbɑːmi/

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I. adjective

1.
(Brit.)
‹informal› mad; crazy

I thought I was going barmy at first.
2.
(Brit.)
‹informal› extremely foolish

this is a barmy decision.
II. derivatives

1. barmily
adverb


2. barminess
noun


– origin late 15th cent. (in the sense ‘frothy’): from barm + -y1.

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