moony

[moo-nee]
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Origin of moony

First recorded in 1580–90; moon + -y1
Related formsmoon·i·ly, adverbmoon·i·ness, noun
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Historical Examples of moony

  • The moony spectacles beamed not quite benevolently on the corridor.

    The Dictator

    Justin McCarthy

  • The moony moon was round and bright, It shone and shone and made it light.

  • It was a warm, moony night, and he took a glass of vichy "for looks' sake," as he said.

    Twelve Men

    Theodore Dreiser

  • "Why, I always was moony over you--when we were kids," he said.

  • The Professor looked at her in somewhat puzzled fashion, not through but from beneath the moony spectacles.

    The Dictator

    Justin McCarthy


British Dictionary definitions for moony

moony

adjective moonier or mooniest
  1. informal dreamy or listless
  2. of or like the moon
  3. British slang crazy or foolish
Derived Formsmoonily, adverbmooniness, noun
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Word Origin and History for moony
adj.

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

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