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screwball

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Etymology

From screw + ball

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
screwball

Plural
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screwball ({{{1}}})
  1. (baseball) A pitch thrown with added pressure by the index finger and a twisting wrist motion resulting in a motion to the right when thrown by a right-handed pitcher.
    The screwball is not thrown much because it tends to damage pitcher's arms.
  2. One who behaves in a crazy or screwball manner.
    I will not listen to this screwball any longer.

Adjective

screwball (no comparative or superlative)

  1. Crazy, offbeat, bizarre, zany, or just plain weird.

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