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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

  1. marked by spirited enjoyment
  2. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

Alternative definition of the adjective barmy


  1. [rare] containing barm, i.e. froth from fermented yeast
  2. [chiefly British] dotty, goofy, wacko.


Barmy is a village in the Agsu Rayon of Azerbaijan.


"Barmy" is a composition.


"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
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Barmy

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Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge


Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

UK, 2001 barmy adjective mad; eccentric UK, 1851 Barmy ...

Google previewThe 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.” ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

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 ...

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

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 ...

Google previewHarrap's essential English Dictionary (1996)

barmy /'ba:mi/ adjective (informal): barmier, ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Pub Names (2006)

Barmy Arms Twickenham. Barmy in the sense ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

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.

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