spacy

spacey

[spey-see]
adjective, spacier, spaciest.
spaced-out ( def 2 ).
Also, spacy.


Origin:
1965–70, Americanism; space + -ey1

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spacey (ˈspeɪsɪ)
 
adj , spacier, spaciest
slang vague and dreamy, as if under the influence of drugs
 
[C20: space + -ey]

Spacey (ˈspeɪsɪ)
 
n
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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spacy
1885, "large, roomy, spacious," from space (n.). Meaning "felt as characteristic of outer space" (esp. with ref. to electronic music) is attested from 1971, probably infl. by spaced-out (1965, Amer.Eng. slang), an allusion to the behavior of people using hallucinogenic drugs (see space (v.)).
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