- adj. 滑稽的；古怪的；愚蠢的
- n. 小丑；笨人；马屁精
- zany:  Zany originated as the name of a character in the old Italian commedia dell’arte, who tried, rather feebly, to mimic the antics of the clown. It came from Italian Zanni, a Venetian and Lombardic variant of Gianni, the pet form of Giovanni (the Italian equivalent of English John). Its meaning was broadened out to ‘buffoon’ in the 17th century, but it does not seem to have really established itself as an adjective until the mid 19th century.
- zany (n.)
- comic performer, 1580s, from French zani, from Italian zani, zanni "a zany, clown," originally Zanni, Venetian dialect variant of Gianni, pet form of Giovanni "John;" thus equivalent to English Jack. A stock character in old comedies, he aped the principal actors.
- zany (adj.)
- 1610s, from zany (n.). Related: Zanily; zaniness.
- 1. Michael made us all laugh with his zany tricks.
- 2. She made us all laugh with her zany tricks.
- 3. He tried lecturing in California again with great success in the style of zany inconsequence.
- 4. He tried lecturing in California, again with great success, in the Ward style of zany inconsequence.
- 他在加州讲演, 又非常成功, 用的噱头也是模仿沃德的.
- 5. Is that zany approach an advantage for you or for your viewers?
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