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[loo-nee] /ˈlu ni/
adjective, loonier, looniest, noun, plural looneys, loonies.
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British Dictionary definitions for looney


adjective loonier, looniest, lunier, luniest
lunatic; insane
foolish or ridiculous
noun (pl) loonies, looneys, lunies
a foolish or insane person
Derived Forms
looniness, luniness, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for looney



Crazy; nutty: You looney punk/ ''I think, sir, he's a little luny,'' replied Ginger Nut, with a grin (1853+)


(also loon or loonball): the inspired looney who hated killing/ would have shown up in a Mel Brooks epic had that loonball thought of it first (1884+)

[probably fr both lunatic and crazy as a loon (found by 1845)]

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