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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
1580-1590
1580-90; moon + -y1
Related forms
moonily, adverb
mooniness, noun
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  • He'd get kind of moony at dinner about all the great weird stuff he did when he was in high school.
  • It seems that this mournful-moony romantic is dotting the seven seas with his remorse.
  • It was a ritual transformation of private toil into public magic-or of matter into spirit, if one wanted to be moony about it.
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.).

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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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