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[spoo-nee] /ˈspu ni/
adjective, spoonier, spooniest.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "spooney, I should say," drawled out the hussar, caressing his moustache.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • I don't know I was ever as spooney as I was about that girl up at Albano.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • Moses, ain't she a slap-up girl, and ain't they just spooney!

    The New Tenant E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • They may say what they please about Reckage, but I call him a spooney.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • Come along, spooney,' and the pair of prigs retire superciliously.

    The Book of Snobs William Makepeace Thackeray
  • His grandson was not to his taste; amiable no doubt, but spooney.

    Coningsby Benjamin Disraeli
  • He says he never saw a fellow so spooney over his own sister as I am.

  • If trying to behave myself makes me a spooney, I suppose I am one.

    No Moss Harry Castlemon
  • Could it be young spooney, who was ruined in that Rotten-Iron affair?

  • "You're spooney, dad," returned John, and he left the bank with Vijal.

    Cord and Creese James de Mille

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