loony tunes
or looney tunes adjective Date: 1971 loony

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • loony tunes — adjective or looney tunes Usage: sometimes capitalized L&T : loony * * * pl., loony tunes. Informal. loony. [1985 90; after Looney Tunes, name of a series of animated cartoons] …   Useful english dictionary

  • loony tunes — loon′y tunes adj. n. pl. loony tunes. inf loony • Etymology: 1970–75; after Looney Tunes, name of a series of animated cartoons …   From formal English to slang

  • loony tunes — pl., loony tunes. Informal. loony. [1985 90; after Looney Tunes, name of a series of animated cartoons] * * * …   Universalium

  • loony tune/tunes/toons — n, adj (a person who is) mad or eccentric. Originally an Americanism derived from Looney Tunes, the name of a series of cinema cartoon comedies in the 1940s, the term has become fashionable since the 1980s in Britain and Australia. ► I ve been… …   Contemporary slang

  • loony toons — n, adj (a person who is) mad or eccentric. Originally an Americanism derived from Looney Tunes, the name of a series of cinema cartoon comedies in the 1940s, the term has become fashionable since the 1980s in Britain and Australia. ► I ve been… …   Contemporary slang

  • loony — (adj.) also loonie, looney, 1853, Amer.Eng., short for LUNATIC (Cf. lunatic), but also influenced by LOON (Cf. loon) (2) and perhaps LOON (Cf. loon) (1), the bird being noted for its wild cry and method of escaping from danger. As a noun by 1884 …   Etymology dictionary

  • loony tune — noun or looney tune Usage: sometimes capitalized L&T Etymology: from Looney Tunes, series of short cartoons produced by Warner Bros. 1930 69 : loony …   Useful english dictionary

  • looney-tunes — [lo͞o′nē to͞onz΄] adj. 〚after Looney Tunes, trademark for a series of animated cartoons〛 Slang crazy; demented: also loony tunes * * * …   Universalium

  • looney-tunes — [lo͞o′nē to͞onz΄] adj. [after Looney Tunes, trademark for a series of animated cartoons] Slang crazy; demented: also loony tunes …   English World dictionary

  • looney tunes — adjective see loony tunes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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