or loon·ey, lun·y
- lunatic; insane.
- extremely or senselessly foolish.
- a lunatic.
Origin of loony1
Examples from the Web for luny
Historical Examples of luny
"I ain't surprised at anything from that luny," said another voice.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
I thought more'n as likely as not I had got a luny on my hands for the rest of my days.
Moral: People who expect to be Luny will find it safer to travel in a Bunch.Fables in Slang
Even then you talked of her only when the knock on your head sent you luny.For the Soul of Rafael
Marah Ellis Ryan
Mother says I was luny most of the time after they struck in.The Story Girl
Lucy Maud Montgomery
looney or luny
- lunatic; insane
- foolish or ridiculous
- a foolish or insane person
Word Origin and History for luny
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.