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Adjective: haywire  'hey,wI(-u)r
  1. Informal or slang term meaning insane, strange, eccentric or stupid
    "it used to drive my husband haywire";
    - balmy [archaic], barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy [N. Amer], cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky, daffy, dippy, potty [Brit], nutsy [N. Amer], wacko, round the twist [Brit], daft as a brush [Brit], cuckoo
  2. Not functioning properly
    "has gone completely haywire";
    - amiss, awry, wrong
Noun: haywire  'hey,wI(-u)r
  1. Wire for tying up bales of hay

Derived forms: haywires

See also: insane, malfunctioning, nonfunctional

Type of: wire

Encyclopedia: Haywire