Definition of loony in English:


Syllabification: loon·y
Pronunciation: /ˈlo͞onē

noun (plural loonies)

  • A crazy or silly person: she was working with a bunch of loonies
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    • Are the media stereotyping her as a left-wing loony?
    • He has been called a loony, naive, gullible and a traitor.
    • ‘I suppose I've moved from being an extremist to a tolerated loony,’ he laughs.

adjective (loonier, looniest)

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  • Crazy or silly: loony drivers
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    • That's the bonus with having depressed and/or raving loony parents.
    • He needed to get away from that crazy loony school.
    • They must get a lot of loony email from kids and psycho fans.



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  • Random observations has proof that esteemed academic qualifications can go with severe looniness.
  • And then the inherent looniness of the regime reasserts itself and we are back to square one.
  • They're one-person pundit shows, replete with the stridency and looniness usually edited off TV.


mid 19th century: abbreviation of lunatic.

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