Meaning of screwball comedy in English:

screwball comedy

noun

US Cinema
  • 1A comedy film of a type first produced in the United States in the 1930s, with a fast-moving, irreverent style, typically featuring eccentric characters or farcical situations and often having a romantic storyline.

  • 2Such films as a genre.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Nevada State Journal.