stunod

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian stonato (out of tune). In Sicilian dialect, the word is stunatu. It is stunat' in Neapolitan. In both of these dialects, the word has a similar meaning to this one.

Adjective[edit]

stunod (not comparable)

  1. Stupid or crazy; out of touch with reality; disagreeable
    That stunod customer thinks Trent was eyeing his secretary.
    • 2000 Christmas, “Are you stunod?”, Primo, volume 1, number 2, page 27: 
      If I was acting particularly spacey, my mother would ask, “Are you stunod?”
    • 2000, Maria Laurino, Were You Always an Italian?: Ancestors and Other Icons of Italian America[1], W.W. Norton:
      “Do you understand me? Are you stunod?” my mother would say. Stunod. Someone who is out-of-it, spacey, not a practical person who knows that life is labor and that only the sturdy can get the job done.
    • 2010 August 3, Bob Fingerman, Pariah, Tor, ISBN 9780765326270, OL 24329806M:
      “The stunod commander, a German Commodore no less, decides that there's just too many ships in the Gulf, and he doesn't have the manpower to search everyone of them.”

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Noun[edit]

stunod (plural stunods)

  1. (slang, pejorative) A stupid or crazy person.
    Which one of you stunods broke the powerwasher?

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