Screwball meaning

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A pitched ball that curves in the direction opposite to that of a normal curve ball.
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An eccentric, impulsively whimsical, or irrational person.
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Impulsively whimsical; eccentric.

That screwball proposal won't work.

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A ball thrown by a right-handed pitcher that curves to the right, or one thrown by a left-handed pitcher that curves to the left.
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A person who seems erratic, irrational, unconventional, or unbalanced.
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Peculiar; irrational.
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(baseball) A pitch thrown with added pressure by the index finger and a twisting wrist motion resulting in a motion to the right when thrown by a right-handed pitcher.

The screwball is not thrown much because it tends to damage pitcher's arms.

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(US) One who behaves in a crazy manner.

I will not listen to this screwball any longer.

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(originally US) Crazy, offbeat, bizarre, zany, or weird.
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Origin of screwball