spoony
Spooney Spoon"ey (-[y^]), a. Weak-minded; demonstratively fond; as, spooney lovers. [Spelt also {spoony.}] [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • spoony — spoony·ism; spoony; …   English syllables

  • Spoony — Spoon y ( [y^]), a. & n. Same as {Spooney}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoony — 1812, “foolish;” 1836, “sentimental,” from SPOON (Cf. spoon) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • spoony — or spooney [spo͞o′nē] adj. spoonier, spooniest Informal silly or foolish; esp., foolishly sentimental or amorous …   English World dictionary

  • spoony — An all purpose expletive to be used whenever other words would seem too offensive. Originated as an adjective in FF4 with Tellah s classic line You spoony bard!, but by the example of ADVENTURERS! is now used for any and all parts of speech. Will …   Dictionary of american slang

  • spoony — An all purpose expletive to be used whenever other words would seem too offensive. Originated as an adjective in FF4 with Tellah s classic line You spoony bard!, but by the example of ADVENTURERS! is now used for any and all parts of speech. Will …   Dictionary of american slang

  • spoony — /ˈspuni/ (say spoohnee) Colloquial –adjective (spoonier, spooniest) 1. foolishly or sentimentally amorous: *You must be very spoony if you have to write to him every two minutes. –miles franklin, 1946. 2. foolish; silly. –noun (plural spoonies) 3 …   Australian English dictionary

  • spoony — or spooney adjective (spoonier; est) Etymology: English slang spoon simpleton Date: circa 1812 1. silly, foolish; especially unduly sentimental 2. being sentimentally in love …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spoony — spoonily, adv. spooniness, n. /spooh nee/, adj., spoonier, spooniest. Informal. 1. foolishly or sentimentally amorous. 2. foolish; silly. [1805 15; SPOON + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • spoony — 1. adjective a) Enamored in a silly or sentimental way. b) Feebly sentimental; gushy. 2. noun a) A foolish, simple, or silly person. b) A foolishly amorous person …   Wiktionary

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