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English definition of “screwball”

screwball

noun [C] (PERSON)    /ˈskruː.bɔːl/ US  /-bɑːl/ mainly US informal
a person who behaves in a strange and funny wayStrange, suspicious and unnatural things and people
(Definition of screwball noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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