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Definition of "barmy" [barm•y]

  • Full of barm; foamy. (adjective)
  • Eccentric; daft. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "barmy" in a sentence
  • "It's also fun to find out, via these collected letters, the types of books and movies Farrell was consuming while writing and editing Troubles: Cold Comfort Farm, Thomas Hardy ( "barmy"), The Garden of Finzi-Continis, Easy Rider."
  • "Rules and regulations are never anything other than "barmy" and planning strategies are invariably "Soviet-style"."
  • "In London, the Foreign Office says the idea of Britain in NAFTA is "barmy," as it would have to pull out of the EU entirely."