stir-crazy

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia-logo.png
 Stir crazy on Wikipedia

Wikipedia

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested around 1925, from prison slang "stir". See [1], [2].

Adjective[edit]

stir-crazy (comparative more stir-crazy, superlative most stir-crazy)

  1. (idiomatic) Of a prisoner, mentally unbalanced due to prolonged incarceration.
  2. By extension, restless, uncomfortable, or impatient due to inactivity or confinement.
    After so many days of rain, the kids started to get a bit stir-crazy.

See also[edit]