[speyst-out or speyst]
dazed or stupefied because of the influence of narcotic drugs.
dreamily or eerily out of touch with reality or seemingly so; spacey.
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Origin of spaced-out
1965–70, Americanism; on the pattern of phrasal verbs with out marking perfectivity; space apparently by association with “outer space” as, metaphorically, a place outside normal consciousness
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slang intoxicated through or as if through taking a drugOften shortened to: spaced
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