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screwball

screw·ball

screwball

 
pronunciation:
skru bawl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (slang) a person considered eccentric or irrational.
similar words:
eccentric
definition 2: a baseball pitch that curves toward the side of the plate corresponding to the arm used to pitch it, opposite the motion of a normal curve ball.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: (slang) eccentric; irrational.
his screwball methods
similar words:
fantastic, oddball