Definition of Looney

1. Noun. Someone deranged and possibly dangerous.

Exact synonyms: Crazy, Loony, Nutcase, Weirdo
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Lunatic, Madman, Maniac



Definition of Looney

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An (etyl ga) from=Irish dot=), common in the south west of the country. ¹

2. Adjective. (alternative spelling of loony) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Looney

1. loony [n -EYS] - See also: loony

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Looney

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Literary usage of Looney

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1. Pugilistica: The History of British Boxing Containing Lives of the Most by Henry Downes Miles (1906)
"Young Molyneux (who was loudly cheered), along with Joe Birchall, appeared for looney, whilst Peter Taylor and Young Langan were the assistants of Bendigo. ..."

2. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: Extracted from the by Lyman Chalkley, Mary Smith Lockwood (1912)
"He was present when the proposals were made that Robert looney and wife desired ... Shortly afterwards defendant and wife made a demand of Peter looney (now ..."

3. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1898)
"The bill alleges that this trust deed was executed by looney and wife on certain real property belonging to the wife, in or near Memphis, ..."

4. The Guernsey Breed by Charles Louis Hill (1917)
"2d Elsie's Trink 14191—DH looney. 3d Alan of Clovernook 15238—JG Hickcox. ... 3d DH looney. 5th Quizz of Clovernook 14792—JG Hickcox. ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Tennessee by Joseph Brown Heiskell, Tennessee Supreme Court (1878)
"Reverse the decree and dismiss the bill. looney v. ... The master, in stating his account, charges de- looney ..."

6. Journal of the New England Water Works Association by New England Water Works Association (1920)
"J. looney.* (September 10, 1920.] A hot-water boiler in lower flat of house owned by Miss ... I happened to run across the case that Mr. looney speaks of, ..."

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