looney-tunes

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the adjective looney tunes.

Noun[edit]

looney-tunes ‎(plural looney-tunes)

  1. (colloquial, humorous) Loony, crazy, insane person.
    • 2002, David A. Enyart, Creative Anticipation: Narrative Sermon Designs for Telling the Story, Xlibris Corporation, ISBN 1401059783, page 155,
      Have we, as our culture so often claims, committed our lives to absurdity? Are we religious Looney-Tunes marching to the beat of a demonic drummer?
    • 2002, Robert S. Levinson, Hot Paint: A Neil Gulliver and Stevie Marriner Novel, Tor/Forge, ISBN 0765302314, page 295,
      Like that looney-tunes in Salt Lake City killed by the police after he gunned down a woman and a security guard and wounded four others at the Mormon Family History Library.
    • 2005, Jack Myers, Row House Days: Tales from a Southwest Philadelphia Childhoo, Infinity Publishing, ISBN 0741424797, page 229,
      Otherwise, if you let these looney-tunes have the general run of the everyday world, there's no telling what kinds of destruction they may cause if left unchecked.