adjective, screw·i·er, screw·i·est. Slang.

  1. crazy; nutty: I think you’re screwy, refusing an invitation to the governor’s dinner.
  2. disconcertingly strange: There’s something screwy about his story.
  3. absurdly peculiar or impractical; ridiculous: screwy ideas.

adjective screwier or screwiest

  1. informal odd, crazy, or eccentric

adj.1820, “tipsy, slightly drunk,” from screw (n.) + -y (2.). Sense of “crazy, ridiculous” first recorded 1887. Related: Screwily; screwiness.

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