Green’s Dictionary of Slang

-crazy sfx

also -crazed, -screwy

a sfx used to imply one’s enthusiasm for the accompanying n.

[US] J. Callahan Man’s Grim Justice 139: I began to tell him about the swell-looking chick [...] ‘Don’t get cow-crazy,’ he admonished me.
[US]C. McKay Banjo 142: Them’s all soul-crazy, these folkses.
[US]N. Kimball Amer. Madam (1981) 311: They are still pussy crazy, and full of jumpy desires for anything with tits and an ass.
[US]‘Paul Cain’ Fast One (1936) 60: She’s Scotch-screwy.
[US]J.T. Farrell ‘The Benefits of Amer. Life’ in Short Stories (1937) 228: Sex-crazed, both of the newlyweds went temporarily out of their heads.
[US]W.M. Raine Cool Customer 143: Be cautious, boys. Don’t get gun-crazy.
[US]J.E. Hoover Persons in Hiding 50: Karpis [...] remained remorseless, coldly kill-crazy.
[US]W.R. Burnett High Sierra in Four Novels (1984) 416: Some of the big boys got so dough-crazy they went into the kidnapping racket.
[US] ‘Wild Buckaroo’ in G. Logsdon Whorehouse Bells Were Ringing (1995) 107: When it comes to fuckin’ I’m hard to out-do; / I’m a cunt crazy cowboy and a Wild Buckaroo.
[US]S. Sterling ‘Ten Carats of Lead’ in Black Mask Stories (2010) 229/1: The mob that knocked her off has gone kill-crazy. If we don’t put the clamps on ’em--.
[US]F. Brown Fabulous Clipjoint (1949) 5: She started high school last year and got boy-crazy.
[US]C. Willingham ‘A Clowny Night in the Red-eyed World’ in Gates of Hell (1966) 25: How can they be money-crazy and pinkos at the same time?
[US]‘Ed Lacy’ Best that Ever Did It (1957) 119: Ed Turner was a little sex-screwy.
[US]N. Algren Walk on the Wild Side 257: The deputy was skirt-crazy.
[US]P. Marshall ‘Some Get Wasted’ in Clarke Harlem, USA (1971) 359: Hey, you bop-crazy studs.
[US]E. Bunker No Beast So Fierce 49: Lisa, it seemed, was boy crazy and presently worried because her breasts weren’t filling out as quickly as her friends’.
[US]R. Price Ladies’ Man (1985) 9: Maybe I wasn’t horny after all, just thrill crazy.
[UK]C. Knight We Shall Not Die 192: I would suggest you advise your soldiers, and in particular your ignorant, trigger-crazy, brutal police, to keep off.
[Can]M. Atwood Cat’s Eye (1989) 208: Girls can be tough, stuck-up or cheap, mousy or boy-crazy.
[UK]K. Sampson Awaydays 96: You’re in for a rough afternoon with aggro-crazy Yorkshire in-breds.