crackpot

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crackpot

1. noun Someone who is wacky or crazy. There's a guy on our corner who shouts about the end of the world; I think he's a crackpot.
2. adjective Wacky or crazy. Oh please, Paul's crackpot schemes never work—I wouldn't get involved, if I were you.

crackpot

1. n. a fake; a person with strange or crazy plans. Some crackpot called to tell us that the sky is falling in.
2. mod. having to do with crazy things, mainly ideas. We need a crackpot idea around here just so we’ll have something to compare your ideas to.
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The Holme Valley South councillor said: "Spending pounds 950,000 on a bus lane for less than a mile is a crackpot idea.
With a warped, expressive style and a fevered network of connections among idols and villains--as well as the fact of Mayerson's recent low profile, this being his first solo outing in seven years--the artist plays at being a crackpot. But like the original, this Hamlet only feigns madness; unlike the Dane, there's no hand-wringing about engaging his inheritances.
FERGIE was last night labelled a crackpot after his dressing room bust-up with David Beckham.
Soley, of Cleveleys, is clearly a crackpot. I am so sorry for him that the Germans, led by Hitler, were thrashed by Churchill.
However, I take issue with his aside that implied Henry George was a crackpot.
THE Crazy Gang veteran may have left struggling Swansea City - but he's been replaced by a crackpot!
"This guy is a crackpot who is going round ripping up women's skirts with a blade.
A CRACKPOT with a heart of gold is set to sell himself into slavery - to help the Examiner tsunami fundraising appeal.