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moony

[moo-nee] /ˈmu ni/
adjective, moonier, mooniest.
1.
dreamy, listless, or silly.
2.
pertaining to or characteristic of the moon.
3.
Origin of moony
1580-1590
1580-90; moon + -y1
Related forms
moonily, adverb
mooniness, noun
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Examples from the Web for moony
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  • Sir Claude looked at the moony globe of the lamp; he seemed to see for an instant what seeing Mrs. Beale would consist of.

    What Maisie Knew Henry James
  • It was a warm, moony night, and he took a glass of vichy "for looks' sake," as he said.

    Twelve Men Theodore Dreiser
  • Group after group of the pendent globes sprang into a soft, moony glow; the hanging glass prisms jingled softly.

    Saturday's Child Kathleen Norris
  • But the moony spectacles were soon let down over the eyes of the Professor of Folk-Lore, and hung there like shutters or blinkers.

    The Dictator Justin McCarthy
  • I saw a pleasant, mild, moony face, with one cheek distended by tobacco; but nothing which appeared strong or striking.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • The signalled eyes under the moony spectacles received the danger signal with something of impatience.

    The Dictator Justin McCarthy
  • Rhoda had had a dreamy way with her since Thomas's birth; moony, as Peggy, who didn't approve, called it.

    The Lee Shore Rose Macaulay
  • For all he'm so moony an' gentlelike, I think he'm a terrible passionate man inside.

  • The moony spectacles beamed not quite benevolently on the corridor.

    The Dictator Justin McCarthy
  • Her subsiding young excitement of the day set her Boating on that moony melancholy in Mr. Peridon.

British Dictionary definitions for moony

moony

/ˈmuːnɪ/
adjective moonier, mooniest
1.
(informal) dreamy or listless
2.
of or like the moon
3.
(Brit, slang) crazy or foolish
Derived Forms
moonily, adverb
mooniness, noun
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Word Origin and History for moony
adj.

1580s, "like the moon;" 1848, "dreamy, listless," from moon (n.) + -y (2). Cf. moon (v.).

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

moony

adjective

Behaving in a pleasantly listless and dreamy way: in a back booth at Caballero's where Carolyn and I talked and became drunk and moony (1848+)

Moony

noun

A member or disciple of the Unification Church

[fr the name of the leader, Sun Myung Moon]

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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