screwball

[ UK /skɹˈuːbɔːl/ ]
[ US /ˈskɹuˌbɔɫ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a whimsically eccentric person
  2. a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown
ADJECTIVE
  1. foolish; totally unsound
    a crazy scheme
    half-baked ideas
    a screwball proposal without a prayer of working
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How To Use screwball In A Sentence

  • According to The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary, the incurve was the “pitch now known as a screwball.” The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers
  • Cutter is no suave sophisticate, but Grant's background in vaudeville honed his comic sensibilities and paved his way to wonderful performances in classic screwball comedies like Bringing Up Baby.
  • Set in 1958, the screwball plot involves false identities and a literary hoax, chock-full of distinctive wisecracks delivered at breakneck speed.
  • Although it sounds like a madcap, screwball comedy, this film is a very touching drama about what lengths a young man will go to protect and care for his mother.
  • It is a subject familiar to us from screwball farces, and one from which a straight drama could also be drawn.
  • Based on a 2003 novel by Robert Kaplow, the movie is a coming-of-age screwball comedy in which Zac Efron, lately of "High School Musical," plays a stage-struck high-school senior who unexpectedly finds himself playing a bit part in "Julius Caesar. Relishing a Lost Production
  • Add in a wacky collection of colorful local screwballs, and this series is a timeless recipe for pure comedy gold.
  • They aren't all screwball reports by any matter or means.
  • They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific.
  • Jonathan Demme's twisty 1986 screwball-meets-noir is a celebration of multi-cultural Americana, clever cameos like John Waters as a gas-station attendant, and mix-tape grooviness. Taiwan to India
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