"He said we is free to call him a - a barmy old codger if we likes, sir!"
- Dobby on Dumbledore (GF21)
Crazy, but suggests a silly rather than a dangerous kind of craziness.
The word's older sense is "frothy"; "barm" is actually the froth on top of fermenting malt liquor.
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