Definition of spoony in English:



informal, dated
  • 1Sentimentally or foolishly amorous.

    ‘I was spoony over Miss Talmadge to the point of idolatry’
    • ‘I don't get spoony on any one more than another, but I must say I'm very spoony on them all.’
    lustful, sexual, erotic, amatory, ardent
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    1. 1.1archaic Foolish; silly.
      ‘priests are bound to be mild and spoony’
      • ‘The music is quite good and there were a few spoony, but decent birds dotted about.’
      • ‘Some of the questions were understandable, but others were downright spoony.’


informal, archaic
  • A silly or foolish person.

    ‘what the deuce can she find in that spoony of a Pitt Crawley?’
    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
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