spooney
adjective see spoony

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Spooney — Spoon ey ( [y^]), a. Weak minded; demonstratively fond; as, spooney lovers. [Spelt also {spoony.}] [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spooney — Spoon ey, n.; pl. {Spooneys} ( [i^]z). A weak minded or silly person; one who is foolishly fond. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] There is no doubt, whatever, that I was a lackadaisical young spooney. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spooney —    Used in the early nineteenth century with the meaning ‘fool, simpleton’. This is said to be because the household utensil is both open and shallow. ‘You little spooney’ is used by a boy to his young sister, who is crying, in George Eliot’s The …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • spooney — variant of spoony * * * /spooh nee/, adj., spoonier, spooniest. spoony. * * * spooney see ↑spoony below • • • Main Entry: ↑spoon spoonˈy or spoonˈey adjective 1. Silly …   Useful english dictionary

  • spooney — /spooh nee/, adj., spoonier, spooniest. spoony. * * * …   Universalium

  • spooney — adj. (Slang) foolishly amorous and sentimental; simple, stupid, silly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spooney — /ˈspuni/ (say spoohnee) Colloquial –adjective (spoonier, spooniest) 1. → spoony (defs 1 and 2). –noun (plural spoonies) 2. → spoony (defs 3 and 4) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Spooney Melodies — was a series of live action musical shorts produced Warner Brothers aimed to showcase popular tunes of the day. Only five are believed to have been made in 1929 and 1930. [http://forums.goldenagecartoons.com/showpost.php?p=76522 postcount=11] The …   Wikipedia

  • Spooneys — Spooney Spoon ey, n.; pl. {Spooneys} ( [i^]z). A weak minded or silly person; one who is foolishly fond. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] There is no doubt, whatever, that I was a lackadaisical young spooney. Dickens. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoony — Spooney Spoon ey ( [y^]), a. Weak minded; demonstratively fond; as, spooney lovers. [Spelt also {spoony.}] [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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