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


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

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dreamy



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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