- full of barm; yeasty or foamy
- Brit., Slang crazy
- Full of barm; foamy.
- Eccentric; daft.
Origin of barmySense 2, alteration of balmy
(comparative barmier, superlative barmiest)
From Old English beorma (“yeast”)
- in US English, balmy is usual for sense (2); elsewhere this is occasionally found but some authorities consider it erroneous, despite its probable etymology.
Probably an alteration of balmy