Meaning of “zany” in the English Dictionary

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"zany" in British English

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uk /ˈzeɪ.ni/ us /ˈzeɪ.ni/ informal

strange, surprising, or uncontrolled in a humorous way:

a zany film

(Definition of “zany” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"zany" in American English

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us /ˈzeɪ·ni/

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.

(Definition of “zany” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)