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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
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British Dictionary definitions for spoony

spoony

/ˈspuːnɪ/
adjective spoonier, spooniest
1.
foolishly or stupidly amorous
noun (pl) spoonies
2.
a fool or silly person, esp one in love
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Word Origin and History for spoony
adj.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for spoony

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+)


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