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Adjective: screwball  'skroo,bol
Usage: informal
  1. Foolish; totally unsound
    "a screwball proposal without a prayer of working";
    - crazy, half-baked [informal], softheaded, nutty [informal], crackpot [informal], wiggy [US, informal]
Noun: screwball  'skroo,bol
  1. [informal] A whimsically eccentric person
    - crackpot [informal], crank, nut [informal], nutcase [informal], fruitcake [informal]
     
  2. A pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown

Derived forms: screwballs

See also: impractical

Type of: dag [Austral, NZ, informal], delivery, eccentric, eccentric person, flake [N. Amer, informal], geek [informal], oddball [informal], pitch

Encyclopedia: Screwball