How Do You Spell ZANY?

Correct spelling for the English word "zany" is [z_ˈeɪ_n_ɪ], [zˈe͡ɪnɪ], [zˈe‍ɪnɪ]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of ZANY

  1. (Hist.) attendant clown awkwardly mimicking chief clown in shows, merry-andrew; (mod.) person given to buffoonery, foolish jester, half-witted person. [French]

Common Misspellings for ZANY

Below is the list of 136 misspellings for the word "zany".

Usage Examples for ZANY

  1. And now me thinks we ape Augustus state, So ugly we his high worth imitate, Monkey his godlike glories; so that we Keep light and form with such deformitie, As I have seen an arrogant baboon With a small piece of glasse zany the sun. - "Lucasta" by Richard Lovelace
  2. I tell the poor old zany he sounds simple- minded himself and I can't make a lick of sense out of what he's said, except I know this village ain't spelled that way. - "Ma Pettengill" by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. To see him stand a- hammering and stammering like a zany; But what signifies apologies, if they won't mend old Chaney! - "The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood" by Thomas Hood
  4. " The crazy zany thinks he is the King," she said. - "The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  5. Before the curtain stood a Milanese quack, dressed like a noble gentleman, with sword and plumed hat, and rehearsing his cures in stentorian tones, while his zany, in the short mask and green- and- white habit of Brighella, cracked jokes and turned hand- springs for the diversion of the vulgar. - "The Valley of Decision" by Edith Wharton