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Definition of the adjective barmy
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Barmy is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.
adjective - degrees: more barmy / barmier | most barmy / barmiest
- marked by spirited enjoyment
- informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
Alternative definition of the adjective barmy
- [rare] containing barm, i.e. froth from fermented yeast
- [chiefly British] dotty, goofy, wacko.
Barmy is a village in the Agsu Rayon of Azerbaijan.
- part of Agsu District
"Barmy" is a composition.
- music by Mark E. Smith
"Barmy": A smart indie drama about a stubborn newspaper cartoonist and the possibility of romance with his home healthcare nurse.
- genres: Comedy, Romance Film, Indie film, Drama
- released on
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Barmy
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British and American by Eric Partridge
by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor
UK, 2001 barmy adjective mad; eccentric UK, 1851 Barmy ...
The Encyclopedia of Beer (2014)
The Beer Lover's Bible - A Complete Reference To Beer Styles, Brewing Methods, Ingredients, Festivals, Traditions, And More) by Christine P. Rhodes
BARMY. A. term used to describe someone whose brains are as the barm (foam) on beer. A modern equivalent would be “airhead.” ...
by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield
barmy, now usually so spelt in Britain (formerly also balmy), is a mainly British slang word applied to someone or ...
by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton
barmy ('bo:mi) adj (slang) crazy. < Old English beorma froth, yeast. SEE PANEL bam (bu:n) n a simple, large farm building, esp. used for ...
barmy /'ba:mi/ adjective (informal): barmier, ...
by Maurice Waite
barmy adj. (barmier, barmiest) Brit. informal mad. – origin Old English, from a word meaning 'froth on fermenting malt liquor'. barn n. a large farm building used for storing hay or grain or housing ...
Dictionary of Pub Names (2006)
Barmy Arms Twickenham. Barmy in the sense ...
by Ernest Weekley
Hence barmy, now often spelt balmy. Hope puts that hast into your heid, Quhilh hoyles your barmy brain (Montgomerie, c. 16oo). Why did ...
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Scrabble value of B3A1R1M3Y4
The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine