Definition of wackadoo in English:

wackadoo

(also whackadoo)

noun

US
informal
  • An eccentric or fanatical person.

    ‘he seems like a good guy even if he is a wackadoo’
    • ‘It annoys the hell out of me when wackadoos like this reproduce!’
    • ‘Elevating these wackadoos to even the most carefully vetted legitimacy lowers a writer to an idiot.’
    • ‘Please do not let one wackadoo ruin it for the rest of us.’
    • ‘Some of the whackadoos are partially correct.’
    • ‘I've just happened to come across quite a few wackadoos in my time.’
    • ‘Will we see fewer interviews with wackadoos in the street and just general mayhem?’
    • ‘His fanbase shifted from horny teens and MTV devotees to hardcore wackadoos.’
    • ‘Anyone who thinks an ugly planet is a healthy planet is a wackadoo.’
    • ‘Ellen is a hysterically needy wackadoo whom Jason takes up with when Stacy walks out on him.’
    oddity, odd fellow, unorthodox person, character, individualist, individual, free spirit, misfit
    zealot, extremist, militant, dogmatist, devotee, sectarian, bigot, chauvinist, partisan, radical, diehard, ultra, activist, apologist, adherent
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adjective

US
informal
  • Eccentric or fanatical.

    ‘out of the blue, he would do something completely wackadoo’
    • ‘Luckily, they found an ad campaign that adequately suits his whackadoo personality.’
    • ‘It takes a little time to get over the wackadoo premise and for the show to really warm up.’
    • ‘He hosts a whackadoo talk show, complete with offbeat musical happenings.’
    • ‘Sure, the movie has some wackadoo charm but the modern remakes, recently released on Blu-ray and DVD, are just a waste of time.’
    • ‘The five minutes Lloyd spends reprising his wackadoo role as the piranha-infatuated biologist are entertaining enough.’
    • ‘In hindsight, though, they do seem like pretty whackadoo ideas.’
    • ‘So there is your factual evidence, but I'm sure you'll give some wackadoo response to justify your unique and frankly odd position!’
    • ‘The wackadoo radio host and conspiracy-monger is posting about this on Facebook and Twitter.’
    • ‘I think he and Jill make a lovely whackadoo couple.’
    • ‘The worst part of it is the crazy, whackadoo headdress she makes her model wear.’
    unconventional, uncommon, abnormal, irregular, aberrant, anomalous, odd, queer, strange, peculiar, weird, bizarre, off-centre, outlandish, freakish, extraordinary
    enthusiastic, eager, keen, fervent, ardent, fervid, passionate, devoted, dedicated
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Origin

1950s: probably from wack or wacky.

Pronunciation

wackadoo

/ˈwakəduː/