looney
loony loon"y (l[=oo]n"[y^]), a. [Shortened fr. lunatic.] 1. Crazy; insane; lunatic; mentally unsound. [Low, U.S.] [Written also {loony}, {luny} and {looney}.] See {Luny}. [1913 Webster]

2. Very foolish; very impractical; as, loony ideas. [PJC]


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  • looney — (l[=oo]n [y^]) n. someone deranged and possibly dangerous. Syn: crazy, loony, weirdo. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Looney — may refer to:*Andrew Looney, game designer *An alternate spelling of Loonie, the Canadian dollar coin. *An alternate spelling of loony, a colloquialism for lunatic, a mentally ill person …   Wikipedia

  • Looney — Recorded in many spellings which are all loosely inter related and including O Looney, O Lunney, Looney, O Loonan, Loonan, Loonane, Lowney, Lunnen and Lunan, this is an Irish surname. The development is from the pre 10th century Gaelic O Luanaigh …   Surnames reference

  • looney — Luny Lu ny, a. [Shortened fr. lunatic.] Crazy; insane; mentally unsound. [Written also {loony} and {looney}.] [Low, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • looney — adjective see loony …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • looney — /looh nee/, adj. loonier, looniest, n., pl. looneys, loonies. loony. * * * …   Universalium

  • looney — adjective A spelling variant of loony …   Wiktionary

  • Looney — noun common in the south west of the country …   Wiktionary

  • Looney — Joseph M., U.S. biochemist, *1896. See Folin L. test …   Medical dictionary

  • looney — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective & noun See loony …   English dictionary for students

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