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spoony

[ spoo-nee ]
/ ˈspu ni /
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adjective, spoon·i·er, spoon·i·est.
Informal: Older Use. foolishly or sentimentally amorous: a spoony couple, canoodling on the porch swing.
Archaic. foolish; silly.
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Origin of spoony

First recorded in 1805–15; spoon (in the archaic sense “shallow person, simpleton, fool”) + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM spoony

spoon·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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