Definition of wackadoodle in English:


(also whackadoodle)


  • An eccentric or fanatical person.

    ‘an alarming number of wackadoodles predict the world will indeed end’
    • ‘They want to sneakily add on to their house, in spite of the zoning that prohibits it, and don't want any "wackadoodles" to interfere.’
    • ‘How can anyone take conservative ideas seriously when there are wackadoodles like this out there?’
    • ‘Anyway, if he can beat back and keep some wackadoodles from getting the nomination, then I'll be happy.’
    • ‘This whackadoodle is trying to defend the inexcusable.’
    • ‘You were making some pretty good arguments, until you totally blew up your credibility and made yourself look like just another whackadoodle.’
    • ‘Mustaches are bad unless they're on a fun-loving whackadoodle.’
    • ‘The writer wondered how to introduce some "real wackadoodles" for Batman to fight, and had the idea for new weird villains after looking at some old Dick Tracy comics.’
    • ‘It seems the lovelorn wackadoodle just can't quit tweeting Alec and his current wife.’
    • ‘Who's the wackadoodle that came up with that horrid move?’
    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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  • Eccentric or fanatical.

    ‘he has given credence to a lot of wackadoodle beliefs’
    • ‘His fervor grabs your attention as you wait to hear what wackadoodle theories he'll spout off next.’
    • ‘These nut-cases buy into every whackadoodle belief that comes down the pike.’
    • ‘Sure, the new parents might be whackadoodle, but could they really be worse than the original?’
    • ‘The guy's a wackadoodle fossil and nuclear apologist, making snarky comments about wind turbines and climate change.’
    • ‘Let it be known, I have some whackadoodle friends, so this sort of oddity would be well up their alley.’
    • ‘The episode opened with wackadoodle Mona singing to another member of the A-Team from her cell.’
    • ‘She's wackadoodle, in the best way possible.’
    • ‘This was the most volatile, unpredictable, and just plain wackadoodle nomination contest ever.’
    • ‘He's depicting the whole deal as a whackadoodle tale of overgrown children who gesticulate wildly at every opportunity.’
    • ‘Slightly whackadoodle but interesting nonetheless, providing one has the time to watch such a documentary filled to the brim with suspect evidence.’
    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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1990s: from wackadoo.