spacy


spacy
spacy (adj.) also spacey, 1885, "large, roomy, spacious," from SPACE (Cf. space) (n.) + -Y (Cf. -y) (2). Meaning "felt as characteristic of outer space" (especially with reference to electronic music) is attested from 1971, probably influenced by spaced-out (1965, American English slang), a reference to the behavior of people using hallucinogenic drugs (see SPACE (Cf. space) (v.)).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • spacy — adjective a) spaced out This car is very spacy. b) eccentric His latest CD sounds very spacy …   Wiktionary

  • Spacy — Recorded in several spelling forms including Spacie, Spacey, Spacy, and Speacie, this is an English surname. It is locational in origin, from a diminished if not quite actually lost , medieval village, near the town of Harrogate, in North… …   Surnames reference

  • spacy — adj a. producing euphoria or evoking a dream like state Spacy music. This is spacy dope. b. behaving in a distracted, euphoric or spaced out way …   Contemporary slang

  • spacy — spacey / spacy [adj] eccentric beat*, bizarre, crazy, dizzy, erratic, far out*, flaky, flighty, freakish, kooky, nutty, odd, oddball, offbeat, off center, off the wall*, out in left field, out to lunch*, peculiar, quirky, spaced out*, strange,… …   New thesaurus

  • spacy — adjective see spacey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spacy — spac·y or spac·ey (spāʹsē) adj. Slang spac·i·er, spac·i·est 1. Stupefied or disoriented from or as if from drug use. 2. Eccentric; offbeat. * * * …   Universalium

  • spacy — [[t]spe͟ɪsi[/t]] see spacey …   English dictionary

  • spacy — adj. (also spelled spacey) confused, disoriented; spaced out, bewildered (as from drug use) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spacy — Go to spaced (out) …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • spacy — adjective stupefied by (or as if by) some narcotic drug • Syn: ↑spaced out, ↑spacey • Similar to: ↑unconventional …   Useful english dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.