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adjective, moon·i·er, moon·i·est.
  1. dreamy, listless, or silly.
  2. pertaining to or characteristic of the moon.
  3. moonlit.
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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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Related Words for moony

abstracted, astral, calming, chimerical, excellent, fanciful, fantastic, gentle, idealistic, imaginary, immaterial, impractical, intangible, introspective, marvelous, misty, musing, mythical, nightmarish, otherworldly

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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.

  • But the moony spectacles were soon let down over the eyes of the Professor of Folk-Lore, and hung there like shutters or blinkers.

    The Dictator

    Justin McCarthy

British Dictionary definitions for moony


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


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

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