In lesser hands, Norma could have easily been a loony caricature, but Farmiga turned her into a multi-layered masterpiece.
The princess, you recall, kept insisting she was being bugged, a refrain that got her portrayed as loony and paranoid.
So Peggy calls 911 and gets the loony copywriter sent off to the nuthouse.
People on the loony right, which is to say the GOP, will say it's socialism.
It is not, contrary to conventional wisdom, his loony indulgence of the Obama “birther” movement.
"I reckon the landslide made him about loony—thet an' seein' them others carried off to death," murmured Abe Blower.
I've done all kinds of loony things in my life and this attack is just natural, that's all.
You ought to wake her up, loony, and ask her what we are to do.
She said the neighbors all thought I was loony, anyhow, and I needn't prove it to 'em.
"I'm thinkin' her mun ha' bin killed by a loony," announced Bates.
also loonie, looney, 1853, American English, short for lunatic, but also influenced by loon (n.2) and perhaps loon (n.1), the bird being noted for its wild cry and method of escaping from danger. As a noun by 1884, from the adjective. Slang loony bin "insane asylum" is from 1919. Looney left in reference to holders of political views felt to be left-wing in the extreme is from 1977. Looney Tunes, Warner Bros. studios' animated cartoon series, dates from 1930.
Crazy; nutty: You looney punk/ ''I think, sir, he's a little luny,'' replied Ginger Nut, with a grin (1853+)
(also loon or loonball): the inspired looney who hated killing/ would have shown up in a Mel Brooks epic had that loonball thought of it first (1884+)
[probably fr both lunatic and crazy as a loon (found by 1845)]