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dreamy

[dree-mee] /ˈdri mi/
adjective, dreamier, dreamiest.
1.
of the nature of or characteristic of dreams; visionary.
2.
vague; dim.
3.
soothing; restful; quieting:
dreamy music.
4.
given to daydreaming or reverie.
5.
abounding in dreams; characterized by or causing dreams.
6.
Informal. wonderful; marvelous:
He has a dreamy new convertible.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; dream + -y1
Related forms
dreamily, adverb
dreaminess, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dreamily

dreamy

/ˈdriːmɪ/
adjective dreamier, dreamiest
1.
vague or impractical
2.
resembling a dream in quality
3.
relaxing; gentle: dreamy music
4.
(informal) wonderful
5.
having dreams, esp daydreams
Derived Forms
dreamily, adverb
dreaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for dreamily

dreamy

adj.

1560s, "full of dreams," from dream + -y (2). Meaning "perfect, ideal," attested from 1941, American English teen slang. Cf. dreamboat "romantically desirable person;" dream girl (1903).

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Slang definitions & phrases for dreamily

dreamy

adjective

Very desirable; beautiful: What a dreamy house you've got! (1920s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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