Associations to the word «Zanies»

Wiktionary

ZANY, adjective. Unusual and bizarre in a funny, comical way; outlandish; clownish
ZANY, adjective. Ludicrously or incongruously comical
ZANY, noun. (obsolete) A fool or clown. Especially one whose business on the stage was to imitate foolishly the actions of the principal clown

Dictionary definition

ZANY, noun. A buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect.
ZANY, noun. A man who is a stupid incompetent fool.
ZANY, adjective. Ludicrous, foolish; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books".
ZANY, adjective. Like a clown; "a buffoonish walk"; "a clownish face"; "a zany sense of humor".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats