dreamy

[dree-mee]
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adjective, dream·i·er, dream·i·est.
  1. of the nature of or characteristic of dreams; visionary.
  2. vague; dim.
  3. soothing; restful; quieting: dreamy music.
  4. given to daydreaming or reverie.
  5. abounding in dreams; characterized by or causing dreams.
  6. Informal. wonderful; marvelous: He has a dreamy new convertible.

Origin of dreamy

First recorded in 1560–70; dream + -y1
Related formsdream·i·ly, adverbdream·i·ness, noun
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dreamy

adjective dreamier or dreamiest
  1. vague or impractical
  2. resembling a dream in quality
  3. relaxing; gentledreamy music
  4. informal wonderful
  5. having dreams, esp daydreams
Derived Formsdreamily, adverbdreaminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for dreamy
adj.

1560s, "full of dreams," from dream + -y (2). Meaning "perfect, ideal," attested from 1941, American English teen slang. Cf. dreamboat "romantically desirable person;" dream girl (1903).

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