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spaced-out

[speyst-out] /ˈspeɪstˈaʊt/
adjective, Slang.
1.
dazed or stupefied because of the influence of narcotic drugs.
2.
dreamily or eerily out of touch with reality or seemingly so; spacey.
Also, spaced.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; on the pattern of phrasal verbs with out marking perfectivity; space apparently by association with “outer space” as, metaphorically, a place outside normal consciousness
Related forms
self-spaced, adjective
unspaced, adjective
well-spaced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spaced out

spaced out

adjective
1.
(slang) intoxicated through or as if through taking a drug Often shortened to spaced
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Slang definitions & phrases for spaced out

spaced-out

adjective
  1. (also spaced or spacey or spacy) Stuporous from narcotic intoxication; in a daze: queerly bashful, shy, respectful, or spaced-out/ with very spaced-out movements, examines the parts of her body/ You get into a trance, spaced, makin' plans
  2. Crazy or eccentric; nutty: the teacher, a spacey and sweetly strange spinster/ He is not spaced-out, a point he makes clear in his new book

[1968+; probably fr black usage space or space out, ''go, depart,'' reinforced by the notion of distance and remoteness in outer space and by the notion of blanks, gaps, and spaces in an otherwise sane and reasonable train of thought, speech, etc]


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