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screwball

noun [C] uk   /ˈskruː.bɔːl/ us    /-bɑːl/

screwball noun [C] (PERSON)

mainly US informal a person who behaves in a strange and funny way

screwball noun [C] (BALL)

US a ball that is thrown during a baseball game so that it curves to one side

screwball

adjective uk   /ˈskruː.bɔːl/ us    /-bɑːl/ mainly US
used to describe a type of film, etc. in which there are funny characters and silly situations: a screwball comedy
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