\ ˈlü-pē How to pronounce loopy (audio) \
loopier; loopiest

Definition of loopy

1 : having or characterized by loops

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Other Words from loopy

loopily \ ˈlü-​pə-​lē How to pronounce loopily (audio) \ adverb
loopiness \ ˈlü-​pē-​nəs How to pronounce loopiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of loopy in a Sentence

The movie has a certain loopy charm.
Recent Examples on the Web Her forehand could get a little loopy and short, and her serve, though fast, was a little vulnerable; her second serve was especially prone to breaking down. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, "U.S. Open 2019: The Power of Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff Together, in Victory and Defeat," 1 Sep. 2019 Spelling gets most into the spirit of self-deflating comedy, playing a manic, loopy version of herself. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "On TV, You Can Go Home Again. But It’s Weird.," 4 Sep. 2019 An artful chalk board where loopy hand-lettering touts daily specials. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "South in your mouth at Apopka’s Southern Deli | Review," 26 Aug. 2019 To combat an aggressive lineup, Mengden stayed aggressive on the first pitch and stayed ahead in the count and was less predictable, tossing his loopy curveball only a handful of times while mixing in a nice changeup and cutter. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Takeaways: Matt Chapman’s hot second half continues in A’s win over Mariners," 17 July 2019 This spectacular trick-or-treat cupcake creation is just as loopy as Sarah herself, with bits of candy — peanut butter chips, chocolate candy bits and toffee — baked right into the batter. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney: Halloween has hit the Magic Kingdom. It’s time to get your seasonal snack on.," 19 Aug. 2019 Also in the mix are some not very funny comic bits featuring a perpetually awestruck character named Mr. Wow (Andrey Kislitsin), who at one point engages in a loopy battle with malfunctioning washing machines. Washington Post, "In ‘Volta,’ Cirque du Soleil riffs on street sports," 29 July 2019 Among those signatures were Peacocke’s and — in the same loopy letters that marked the Remnant Resolves — Barry Byrd’s. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Chapter Five: The Remnant," 20 July 2019 As the night goes on and the caffeine wears off, people get loopy and start to see things. Andrew Nicla, AZCentral.com, "Late hours, no pay, diminishing returns: Scouring the Arizona desert for black-footed ferrets," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of loopy

1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Oct 2019

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The first known use of loopy was in 1856

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English Language Learners Definition of loopy

: having many loops
informal : strange or silly

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