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Thursday, February 27, 2003


\SPOO-nee\ , adjective;
Foolish; silly; excessively sentimental.
Foolishly or sentimentally in love.
Nevertheless, because we're spoony old things at heart, we like to believe that some showbiz marriages are different.
-- Julie Burchill, "Cut!", The Guardian, February 7, 2001
So when your fervor cools, you think that this suddenly familiar and lusterless partner couldn't possibly be the one you're destined to be with; otherwise you'd still be all spoony, lovey-dovey and bewitched.
-- John Dufresne, "What's So Hot About Passion?", Washington Post, February 9, 2003
We know they aren't doing it for love, otherwise it wouldn't take $50 million to sucker them into getting spoony for a construction worker.
-- "Say it isn't so 'Joe'", USA Today, December 30, 2002
Spoony is from the slang term spoon, meaning "a simpleton or a silly person."
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