|Und. and Prison Sl. 15: bananas, adj. Homosexual, queer.|
|Und. Speaks n.p.: He’s bananas, he’s sexually perverted; a degenerate.|
|Guild Dict. Homosexual Terms 3: bananas, to be (v.): To be homosexual. (Criminal slang.).|
2. of a person, crazy, eccentric.
|S.F. News 30 Mar. 11: They say you’re bananas!!|
|Current Sl. II:4 3: Bananas, adj. Fake, phony.|
|It (1987) 332: You better call your house [...] So your f-folks don’t go b-b-bananas.|
|Homeboy 209: You’re fuckin bananas.|
|Bible in Cockney 101: Jesus goes bananas in the Temple.|
3. of an object, crazy, unbelievable.
|Online Sl. Dict. 🌐 bananas adj 1. unbelievable; RIDICULOUS, CRAZY. (‘That Chris Tucker movie was bananas.’).|
|Gutshot Straight [ebook] ‘This room is bananas,’ she said. ‘Nicest place I’ve never been drugged and robbed in,’ Shake said.|
|? (Pronounced Que) [ebook] The party was bananas. It was filled with young black gangsterzs who [...] were just beginning to taste the good life.|
|Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit 131: Everything them reentry case-manager bitches told me at them info sessions was completely bananas.|
(orig. US) to drive mad, to infuriate.
|Dear ‘Herm’ 172: Being so helpful to the Klitchers about many various questions, I have one that is driving me bananas!|
|Union Dues (1978) 149: With the kids it’s guns and revolutions, not shacking up and driving your old man bananas.|
|Too Many Crooks Spoil the Caper 159: This dump is driving me bananas.|
|Guardian Rev. 23 July 6: That’s when you long for people who otherwise drive you bananas.|
(US) to go suddenly insane, to lose control of one’s emotions.
|Dict. of Popular Sl. 51: – Flip one’s raspberry to lose one’s temper.|
|🌐 Mojo Jojo – ‘Aaahhh, refreshing, like a soothing after shave. Not that I ever needed to shave.’ Blossom – ‘Have you flipped your banana Mojo?’.‘Odious de Cologne’|
1. to lose emotional control [image of an over-ripe banana that ‘goes soft’].
|Paradise of the Pacific 76 90: Here are five other possibilities [...] designed to keep you from going bananas, except, of course, culinarily.|
|S.F. News 2 Sept. 30: I n-never knew goin’ bananas was contagious!!|
|Ringolevio 227: He went bananas [...] because of some severe strain.|
|Bonfire of the Vanities 215: They got three homicide witnesses over here chained to the fucking desk legs in the Detective Bureau, and they’re going bananas.|
|Llama Parlour 222: When he can’t find it he, like, goes bananas.|
|Fatty 90: That sort of stuff never really got to me, I never needed any special psych-up but Boydy and some of the guys in the team would go bananas.|
|Urban Grimshaw 63: Greta went bananas.|
|🌐 ‘Oysters for a starter . . . They have me gone fuckin’ bananas!’.‘Fjord of Killary’ in New Yorker 24 Jan.|
|Observer (London) New Rev. 19 Feb. 7/2: He only did ‘Shut Up,’ but the crowd went bananas.|
2. to delight in something absolutely; usu. as go bananas over.
|AS L:1/2 56: bananas, go v phr [...] 2: Enthusiastically approve of or find pleasure in something.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
|Guardian Guide 31 July–6 Aug. 40: Go bananas at Ape’s birthday party.|