Barmy Definition

bärmē
barmier, barmiest
adjective
barmier, barmiest
Full of barm; yeasty or foamy.
Webster's New World
Crazy.
Webster's New World

(rare) Containing barm, i.e. froth from fermented yeast.

Wiktionary

(chiefly UK) Odd, strange.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Barmy

Adjective

Base Form:
barmy
Comparative:
barmier
Superlative:
barmiest

Origin of Barmy

  • From Old English beorma (“yeast”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably an alteration of balmy

    From Wiktionary

  • Sense 2, alteration of balmy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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