screwball Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"screwball" in British English

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screwballnoun [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 ​baseballgame so that it ​curves to one ​side

screwballadjective

uk   /ˈskruː.bɔːl/  us   /-bɑːl/ mainly US
used to ​describe a ​type of ​film in which there are ​funnycharacters and ​sillysituations: a screwball ​comedy
(Definition of screwball from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"screwball" in American English

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screwballnoun [C]

 us   /ˈskruˌbɔl/ slang
a ​person who is ​strange and ​amusing
screwball
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈskru·bɔl/
screwball ​ideas
(Definition of screwball from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “screwball”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 怪僻而有趣的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 怪僻而有趣的人…
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