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

Definition of loony tunes in English:


Crazy; deranged: this loony tunes conspiracy theory the whole deal was loony tunes
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  • 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.


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Crazy or deranged people.
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…."


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

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