follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

spoony

[spoo-nee] /ˈspu ni/
adjective, spoonier, spooniest. Informal.
1.
foolishly or sentimentally amorous.
2.
foolish; silly.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; spoon + -y1
Related forms
spoonily, adverb
spooniness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for spoonily

spoony

/ˈspuːnɪ/
adjective spoonier, spooniest
1.
foolishly or stupidly amorous
noun (pl) spoonies
2.
a fool or silly person, esp one in love
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for spoonily

spoony

adj.

1812, "foolish;" 1836, "sentimental," from spoon (n.) in sense "silly person" + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for spoonily

spoony

adjective

Amorous; romantic: I guess we got kind of spoony (1836+)

noun

A foolish or silly person: I don't believe a cock-and-bull story like that. Quiz was no spoony (1795+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for spoony

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for spoonily

13
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for spoonily