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[loo-pee] /ˈlu pi/
adjective, loopier, loopiest.
full of loops.
  1. eccentric; crazy; dotty.
  2. befuddled or confused, especially due to intoxication.
Scot. crafty; sly.
Origin of loopy
1815-25; loop1 + -y1 Unabridged
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  • I should use very thick worsted and make very big, loopy, spready stitches.

    If You Touch Them They Vanish Gouverneur Morris
  • Sometimes this path is loopy, and its little nods correspond to nutation.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • "You don't have to hold him," called Captain Burgee, dismounting from loopy the mate.

    Sugar Plum Reginald Bretnor
  • Under it was written in her black, loopy handwriting, "My Hero and my Love."

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
British Dictionary definitions for loopy


adjective loopier, loopiest
full of loops; curly or twisted
(informal) slightly mad, crazy, or stupid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for loopy

"full of loops," 1856, from loop + -y (2). Slang sense "crazy" is attested from 1923. Earlier figurative sense was "cunning, deceitful" (by 1825).

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



Crazy; silly; nutty: that loopy guy whose handkerchief you cry into/ visually complemented the singer's loopy Balkan bop/ even loopier bids for the few works in Wood's small mature oeuvre (1925+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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