EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ZANY
In the zany we see an example of creation; in the humorist, of transmission.
The zany was progenitor to the specialist in humor, as we to-day have the unhappiness to know him.
They sometimes acted the part of a fool or zany (morio), or of a madman.
The explanation of it was that the Shawanoe was a zany or lunatic.
Boswell's Tour of the Hebrides was "the story of a mountebank and his zany."
It remains to discover why “the Preacher” became “the Zany.”
So I simply informed Pomponne that he was a zany, and left the house.
Zany left a large circle of sorrowing friends, if not relatives.
When the zany in the pantomime hides the red-hot poker in his pocket, he cauterizes his person.
ZANY, an inferior clown, who attended upon the chief fool and mimicked his tricks.