stir-crazy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First attested around 1925, from prison slang stir (jail or prison). See [1] and [2].

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. (slang) Of a prisoner, mentally unbalanced due to prolonged incarceration.
  2. (slang, 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.

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