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

 

zany

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈzeɪni//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzeɪni//
 
(zanier, zaniest)(informal)
 
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strange or unusual in an amusing way synonym wacky zany humour Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French zani or Italian zan(n)i, Venetian form of Gianni, Giovanni ‘John’, stock name of the servants acting as clowns in the commedia dell'arte.
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