loopy

[ loo-pee ]
/ ˈlu pi /

adjective, loop·i·er, loop·i·est.

full of loops.
Slang.
  1. eccentric; crazy; dotty.
  2. befuddled or confused, especially due to intoxication.
Scot. crafty; sly.

Origin of loopy

First recorded in 1815–25; loop1 + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for loopy

loopy

/ (ˈluːpɪ) /

adjective loopier or loopiest

full of loops; curly or twisted
informal slightly mad, crazy, or stupid
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Word Origin and History for loopy

loopy


adj.

"full of loops," 1856, from loop + -y (2). Slang sense "crazy" is attested from 1923. Earlier figurative sense was "cunning, deceitful" (by 1825).

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