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Zany Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    zany adj
  1. pungent adjectives of disesteem; "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, unreasonable]
  2. like a clown; "a buffoonish walk"; "a clownish face"; "a zany sense of humor" [syn: buffoonish, clownish, clowlike] n
  3. a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
  4. a man who is a stupid incompetent fool [syn: fathead, goof, goofball, bozo, jackass, goose, cuckoo, twat] [also: zaniest, zanier]
Zany Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Zany \Za"ny\, v. t. To mimic. [Obs.] Your part is acted; give me leave at distance To zany it. --Massinger.
Zany Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Zany \Za"ny\, n.; 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.
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  • Zany: Zany may refer to: DJ Zany , a disc jockey. Bob Zany , an American stand-up comedian. Zany Golf , a video game. Zany Brainy , an educational toy ...
  • DJ Zany: DJ Zany (or just Zany; real name: Raoul van Grinsven) (born 11 May 1974, Veldhoven ) is a disc jockey and former member of Shadowlands ...
  • Zany Golf: Zany Golf, also known as Will Harvey's Zany Golf, is a video game with a fantasy take on miniature golf , developed by Sandcastle ...
  • Zany Brainy: Zany Brainy was a United States retail store chain owned by FAO, Inc. (now Toys "R" Us ) that sold educational toys and multi-media ...
  • Bob Zany: Bob Zany (born Robert Earl Tetrault; September 11, 1961) is an American stand-up comedian . He is known for performing with his trademark ...
  • Zany Zombie: Zany Zombie is a series of children's books, created and authored by Malcolm Mejin . This series centers around Zany Zombie and his gang, ...
  • Zany Afternoons: Zany Afternoons is a book containing a collection of some of illustrator Bruce McCall 's best comic paintings to 1982. It was published by ...
  • Zany Fruits: Zany Fruits is a breakfast cereal distributed by Western Family . It is corn puff cereal with the flavors grape , cherry , orange , ...
  • The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood: The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood (1984 ) is a parody film of the story of Robin Hood . Plot: In not-so-merry-old-England during the 13th ...

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