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[moon-struhk] /ˈmunˌstrʌk/
mentally deranged, supposedly by the influence of the moon; crazed.
dreamily romantic or bemused.
Also, moonstricken
[moon-strik-uh n] /ˈmunˌstrɪk ən/ (Show IPA)
Origin of moonstruck
First recorded in 1665-75; moon + struck Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Disarmed by the frenzy of their moonstruck commander, what resistance could they make?

  • I shouldn't wonder if Liverpool got moonstruck and just pitched overboard.

    The Pirate Shark Elliott Whitney
  • Maisie jumped up, and stood staring in front of her as if she had been moonstruck.

    The Scottish Fairy Book Elizabeth W. Grierson
  • "You must surely be from far away, moonstruck man," she said.

    The Valor of Cappen Varra Poul William Anderson
  • He dashed it to the ground as a libation, smiling like one moonstruck, a flood of soft fancies making that bleak spot dear.

  • He looked at them, thinking they must be moonstruck, for their conduct seemed inexplicable.

    East Lynne Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Dissatisfied, she turned back to Newlin and again the moonstruck eyes probed and assessed him.

    Shock Treatment Stanley Mullen
British Dictionary definitions for moonstruck


deranged or mad
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for moonstruck

1670s, from moon (n.) + struck (see strike (v.)). Cf. Greek selenobletos. For sense, cf. moon (v.). Perhaps coined by Milton.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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