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[spey-see] /ˈspeɪ si/
adjective, spacier, spaciest.
spaced-out (def 2).
Also, spacy.
Origin of spacey
1965-70, Americanism; space + -ey1 Unabridged
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  • spacey, after a long career of playing acidulous bad guys, gives a performance of surprising gentleness.
  • Before going on vacation for a week, you ask your spacey friend to water your ailing plant.
  • Traumatic stress reactions often include feeling your heart pounding and feeling lightheaded or spacey.
  • Choose from fi ve fun, spacey story books, all of which can be read in a few minutes.
British Dictionary definitions for spacey


adjective spacier, spaciest
(slang) vague and dreamy, as if under the influence of drugs
Word Origin
C20: space + -ey


Kevin, original name Kevin Spacey Fowler. born 1959, US actor; films include Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), The Usual Suspects (1995), American Beauty (1999), which earned him an Academy Award, The Shipping News (2001), and Beyond the Sea (2004); artistic director of Old Vic Theatre Company, London, from 2003
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