Synonyms for barmy

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Well, then, hall Hi can say his hit sounds like barmy Yankee nonsense to me.

"If you ask me, I think the blighter is barmy," asserted the Briton.

A man shall not be choak't With the stench of garlic, nor be pasted To the barmy jacket of a beer-brewer.

None of them except Barmy Sid once visited his rooms; nor did he find it at all easy to strike up even a staircase acquaintance.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "frothing, covered with barm;" see barm + -y (2). Figurative sense of "excited, flighty, bubbling with excitement" is from c.1600. Meaning "foolish" (1892) is probably an alteration of balmy.

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