spoony

[ spoo-nee ]
/ ˈspu ni /

adjective, spoon·i·er, spoon·i·est. Informal.

foolishly or sentimentally amorous.
foolish; silly.

Nearby words

  1. spoondrift,
  2. spoonerism,
  3. spooney,
  4. spoonful,
  5. spoonworm,
  6. spoor,
  7. spor-,
  8. sporades,
  9. sporadic,
  10. sporangiophore

Origin of spoony

First recorded in 1805–15; spoon + -y1

Related formsspoon·i·ly, adverbspoon·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for spoony

spoony

spooney

slang, rare, old-fashioned

adjective spoonier or spooniest

foolishly or stupidly amorous

noun plural spoonies

a fool or silly person, esp one in love
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Word Origin and History for spoony

spoony

adj.

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

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