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spacey

[spey-see] /ˈspeɪ si/
adjective, spacier, spaciest.
1.
spaced-out (def 2).
Also, spacy.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; space + -ey1
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British Dictionary definitions for spacy

spacey

/ˈspeɪsɪ/
adjective spacier, spaciest
1.
(slang) vague and dreamy, as if under the influence of drugs
Word Origin
C20: space + -ey

Spacey

/ˈspeɪsɪ/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for spacy
adj.

also spacey, 1885, "large, roomy, spacious," from space (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "felt as characteristic of outer space" (especially with reference to electronic music) is attested from 1971, probably influenced by spaced-out (1965, American English slang), a reference to the behavior of people using hallucinogenic drugs (see space (v.)).

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