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spacey

or spac·y

[ spey-see ]
/ ˈspeɪ si /
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adjective, spac·i·er, spac·i·est.Slang.

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Origin of spacey

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; space + -ey1
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British Dictionary definitions for spacey (1 of 2)

spacey
/ (ˈspeɪsɪ) /

adjective spacier or spaciest

slang vague and dreamy, as if under the influence of drugs

Word Origin for spacey

C20: space + -ey

British Dictionary definitions for spacey (2 of 2)

Spacey
/ (ˈspeɪsɪ) /

noun

Kevin, original name Kevin Spacey Fowler . born 1959, US actor; films include Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), The Usual Suspects (1995), American Beauty (1999), which earned him an Academy Award, The Shipping News (2001), and Beyond the Sea (2004); artistic director of Old Vic Theatre Company, London, from 2003
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