One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectivespooniest, spoonierinformal, dated
1Sentimentally or foolishly amorous.‘I was spoony over Miss Talmadge to the point of idolatry’
lustful, sexual, erotic, amatory, ardentView synonyms
- ‘I don't get spoony on any one more than another, but I must say I'm very spoony on them all.’
- 1.1archaic Foolish; silly.
- ‘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.’
nounPlural spooniesinformal, archaic
A simple, silly, or foolish person.idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
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