One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Large, extensive; spacious, roomy.
2Slang (originally and chiefly US). In a heightened state of consciousness.
3Of music: that features electronically generated sounds, supposedly characteristic of outer space; futuristic.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Basse (c1583–?1653), poet. From space + -y.
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