Definition of loony tunes in English:

loony tunes

Syllabification: loon·ey tunes
(also looney tunes)
North American informal

adjective

  • Crazy; deranged: this loony tunes conspiracy theory the whole deal was loony tunes
    More example sentences
    • I don't know about you all, but it sounds a little bit looney tunes to me.
    • If you think you live in a democracy, or that the government gives a damn what you think, you really are looney tunes.
    • I just think they're looney tunes and out of control down south, so don't bother.

noun

Back to top  
  • Crazy or deranged people.
    More example sentences
    • The first question is why parents should be happy to entrust their children to the bunch of looney tunes who run our schools.
    • But looking at the rest of his features, you would never know that he is a looney tunes.
    • Everyone said, "You guys are a bunch of looney tunes." Now, they're saying, "You're a bunch of geniuses…."

Origin

1980s: from Looney Tunes, the name of an animated cartoon series that began in the 1930s, featuring Bugs Bunny and other characters.

More definitions of loony tunes

Definition of loony tunes in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw