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[speyst-out] /ˈspeɪstˈaʊt/
adjective, Slang.
dazed or stupefied because of the influence of narcotic drugs.
dreamily or eerily out of touch with reality or seemingly so; spacey.
Also, spaced.
1965-70, Americanism; on the pattern of phrasal verbs with out marking perfectivity; space apparently by association with “outer space” as, metaphorically, a place outside normal consciousness
Related forms
self-spaced, adjective
unspaced, adjective
well-spaced, adjective Unabridged
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v,v phr

To daydream; wool-gather; not attend to what one is doing: He'd space on calling, break plans with me to hang out with his friends (1968+ Teenagers)

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space cadet

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