Za·ny n.; pl. Zanies A merry-andrew; a buffoon.
Then write that I may follow, and so be
Thy echo, thy debtor, thy foil, thy zany. --Donne.
Preacher at once, and zany of thy age. --Pope.
Za·ny v. t. To mimic. [Obs.]
Your part is acted; give me leave at distance
To zany it. --Massinger.
adj 1: pungent adjectives of disesteem; "gave me a cockamamie
reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly
idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books" [syn:
cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly,
wacky, whacky, unreasonable]
2: like a clown; "a buffoonish walk"; "a clownish face"; "a
zany sense of humor" [syn: buffoonish, clownish, clowlike]
n 1: a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for
2: a man who is a stupid incompetent fool [syn: fathead, goof,
goofball, bozo, jackass, goose, cuckoo, twat]
[also: zaniest, zanier]