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How to Pronounce loony?

Correct pronunciation for the word "loony" is [lˈuːni], [lˈuːni], [l_ˈuː_n_i].

What are the misspellings for loony?

"Loony" in context

Loony is an informal term used to describe someone who is insane, crazy, or bizarre. It is commonly used when referring to people who are acting in an unpredictable, erratic, or irrational manner. Loony can also be used to describe a situation in which something has gone wrong or is not functioning correctly. The term originates from the 16th century and is derived from the Greek word 'lunatic' which means 'moonstruck' or 'possessed by the moon'. This was a belief stemming from ancient times that mental illness was caused by the Moon's alignment and its effects on people.

What are similar-sounding words for loony?

Usage over time for loony:

This graph shows how "loony" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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