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Adjective: haywire  'hey,wI(-u)r
  1. [slang] Informal or slang term meaning insane, strange, eccentric or stupid
    "it used to drive my husband haywire";
    - balmy [archaic, slang], barmy [slang], bats [slang], batty [slang], bonkers [slang], buggy [N. Amer, slang], cracked [slang], crackers [slang], daft [Brit, slang], dotty [slang], fruity [slang], kooky [slang], kookie [slang], loco [slang], loony [slang], loopy [slang], nuts [slang], nutty [slang], round the bend [slang], around the bend [slang], wacky [slang], whacky [slang], doolally [Brit, slang], dippy [slang], daffy [slang], daft as a brush [Brit, slang], wacko [slang], potty [Brit, slang], round the twist [Brit, slang], nutsy [N. Amer, slang], barking mad [Brit, slang], cuckoo [slang], bughouse [N. Amer, slang], mental [slang], barking [Brit, slang]
     
  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