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English adjective: screwball

1. screwball foolish; totally unsound

SamplesA crazy scheme.
Half-baked ideas.
A screwball proposal without a prayer of working.

Synonymscrazy, half-baked, softheaded


Domain usagecolloquialism


English noun: screwball

1. screwball (person) a whimsically eccentric person

Synonymscrackpot, crank, fruitcake, nut, nut case

Broader (hypernym)eccentric, eccentric person, flake, geek, oddball

2. screwball (act) a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown

Broader (hypernym)delivery, pitch

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