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spooney

[spoo-nee]
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adjective, spoon·i·er, spoon·i·est.
  1. spoony.
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spoony

[spoo-nee]
adjective, spoon·i·er, spoon·i·est. Informal.
  1. foolishly or sentimentally amorous.
  2. foolish; silly.
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Origin of spoony

First recorded in 1805–15; spoon + -y1
Related formsspoon·i·ly, adverbspoon·i·ness, noun
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Related Words

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British Dictionary definitions for spoonier

spoony

spooney

slang, rare, old-fashioned
adjective spoonier or spooniest
  1. foolishly or stupidly amorous
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noun plural spoonies
  1. a fool or silly person, esp one in love
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Word Origin and History for spoonier

spoony

adj.

1812, "foolish;" 1836, "sentimental," from spoon (n.) in sense "silly person" + -y (2).

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