Definition of barmy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɑːmi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrmi//
(British English, informal) Describing strange traits
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slightly crazy The music is driving me barmy. The woman upstairs seemed to have gone completely barmy. See related entries: Describing strange traits Word Originlate 15th cent. (in the sense‘frothy’): from ‘barm’ ‘the froth on fermenting malt liquor’ + -y.