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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Definitions for spoony

  1. Informal. foolishly or sentimentally amorous.
  2. Informal. foolish; silly.

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Citations for spoony
Growing a mustache and turning spoony over a woman like that, you really are a fool! Shūsei Tokuda (1872–1943), Rough Living, translated by Richard Torrance, 2001
Sweethearts didn't even have to hear the music to feel spoony; it was enough just to see it. Tom Prideaux, "Romance isn't what it used to be with Bill," Life, September 16, 1966
Origin of spoony
Spoony comes from a rare sense of spoon “a shallow person, fool, simpleton,” first recorded at the end of the 18th century and occurring for the last time in Finnegans Wake. Spoony, the adjective that derives from spoon, entered English in the early 19th century.