What does screwball mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crackpot, crank, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwball(noun)

    a whimsically eccentric person

  2. screwball(adj)

    a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown

  3. crazy, half-baked, screwball, softheaded(adj)

    foolish; totally unsound

    "a crazy scheme"; "half-baked ideas"; "a screwball proposal without a prayer of working"


  1. screwball(n.)

    An eccentric or crazy person; an oddball.

  2. screwball(n.)

    (Baseball) A baseball pitch that curves in the direction opposite to that of a curve ball.

  3. screwball(adj.)

    Eccentric; zany; crazy; as, screwball antics; a screwball comedy.

  4. screwball(adj.)

    Ridiculously unsound; improbable or doomed to failure; -- of plans or ideas; as, a screwball plan to raise cocoanuts in Alaska.


  1. screwball(Noun)

    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. screwball(Noun)

    One who behaves in a crazy or screwball manner.

    I will not listen to this screwball any longer.

  3. screwball(Adjective)

    Crazy, offbeat, bizarre, zany, or weird.

  4. Origin: From screw + ball


  1. Screwball

    A screwball, is a baseball pitch that is thrown so as to break in the opposite direction of a slider or curveball. Depending on the pitcher's arm angle, the ball may also have a sinking action. Carl Hubbell was one of the most renowned screwball pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball. Hubbell was known as the "scroogie king" for his mastery of the pitch and the frequency for which he threw it. Other famous screwball artists included Cy Young Award winners Mike Cuellar, Fernando Valenzuela and Mike Marshall.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of screwball in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of screwball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of screwball in a Sentence

  1. Peter Fonda:

    We can't just stop at Kathryn Bigelow, there are so many more women who are writers, who are actors, who are producers and they should be able to stand just even with all the males. Hollywood's got a screwball way of doing it.

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