zo gek als een ui

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Literally, “as crazy as an onion”. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.


  • IPA(key): /zoː ˈɣɛk ɑls ən ˈœy̯/


zo gek als een ui (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial, simile, chiefly of people, derogatory) completely crazy, utterly daft, batshit insane
  2. (colloquial, simile, chiefly of women) completely besotten, mad in love, eager for a partner