Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “zany”

See all translations

zany

adjective  /ˈzeɪ·ni/ us  
surprisingly different and a little strange, and therefore amusing and interesting: He was responsible for the zany Sesame Street puppet characters loved by children worldwide.
Translations of “zany”
in Chinese (Traditional) 稀奇古怪的, 荒謬可笑的…
in Russian нелепый, абсурдный…
in Turkish garip ve gülünç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 稀奇古怪的, 荒谬可笑的…
in Polish zwariowany…
(Definition of zany from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of zany?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “zany” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beginner's luck

unexpected success experienced by a person who is just starting a particular activity

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More