[loo-nee] /ˈlu ni/
adjective, lunier, luniest, noun, plural lunies.
[loo-nee] /ˈlu ni/ Informal.
adjective, loonier, looniest.
extremely or senselessly foolish.
noun, plural loonies.
adjective loonier, looniest, lunier, luniest
foolish or ridiculous
noun (pl) loonies, looneys, lunies
a foolish or insane person
also loonie, looney, 1853, American English, short for lunatic, but also influenced by loon (n.2) and perhaps loon (n.1), the bird being noted for its wild cry and method of escaping from danger. As a noun by 1884, from the adjective. Slang loony bin “insane asylum” is from 1919. Looney left in reference to holders of political views felt to be left-wing in the extreme is from 1977. Looney Tunes, Warner Bros. studios’ animated cartoon series, dates from 1930.
Crazy; nutty: You looney punk/ ”I think, sir, he’s a little luny,” replied Ginger Nut, with a grin (1853+)
(also loon or loonball): the inspired looney who hated killing/ would have shown up in a Mel Brooks epic had that loonball thought of it first (1884+)
[probably fr both lunatic and crazy as a loon (found by 1845)]
[loo-oh, loo-oh] /luˈoʊ, ˈlu oʊ/ noun, plural Luos (especially collectively) Luo for 1. 1. a member of a people living mainly in southwest Kenya. 2. the Nilotic language of the Luo people. /ləˈwəʊ; ˈluːəʊ/ noun 1. (pl) Luo, Luos. a member of a cattle-herding Nilotic people living chiefly east of Lake Victoria in Kenya 2. […]
[loo-awr-uh-vet-luh n, lwawr-] /luˌɔr əˈvɛt lən, ˌlwɔr-/ noun 1. .
[lwaw-yahng] /ˈlwɔˈyɑŋ/ noun, Pinyin. 1. a city in N Henan province, in E China. /ˈləʊˈjæŋ/ noun 1. a city in E China, in N Henan province on the Luo River near its confluence with the Yellow River; an important Buddhist centre in the 5th and 6th centuries; a commercial and industrial centre. Pop: 1 594 […]