Origin of spacey
Related Words for spacybeat, bizarre, crazy, dizzy, erratic, flaky, flighty, freakish, nutty, odd, oddball, off-center, offbeat, peculiar, quirky, strange, weird, kooky
- slang vague and dreamy, as if under the influence of drugs
Word Origin for spacey
- 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
also spacey, 1885, "large, roomy, spacious," from space (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "felt as characteristic of outer space" (especially with reference to electronic music) is attested from 1971, probably influenced by spaced-out (1965, American English slang), a reference to the behavior of people using hallucinogenic drugs (see space (v.)).