moony

[moo-nee]

adjective, moon·i·er, moon·i·est.

dreamy, listless, or silly.
pertaining to or characteristic of the moon.

Nearby words

  1. moonstricken,
  2. moonstruck,
  3. moonwalk,
  4. moonward,
  5. moonwort,
  6. moor,
  7. moor grass,
  8. moorage,
  9. moorbird,
  10. moorburn

Origin of moony

First recorded in 1580–90; moon + -y1

Related formsmoon·i·ly, adverbmoon·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for moony

moony

adjective moonier or mooniest

informal dreamy or listless
of or like the moon
British slang crazy or foolish
Derived Formsmoonily, adverbmooniness, noun

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Word Origin and History for moony

moony

adj.

1580s, "like the moon;" 1848, "dreamy, listless," from moon (n.) + -y (2). Cf. moon (v.).

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