moony

[ moo-nee ]
/ ˈmu ni /

adjective, moon·i·er, moon·i·est.

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

Origin of moony

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

/ (ˈmuːnɪ) /

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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