Stir-crazy Definition

stûrkrāzē
adjective
Anxious, tense, etc. from long, close confinement, as in prison.
Webster's New World

(idiomatic) Of a prisoner, mentally unbalanced due to prolonged incarceration.

Wiktionary

Origin of Stir-crazy

  • First attested around 1925, from prison slang "stir". See , .

    From Wiktionary

  • From stir

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

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