spac·​ey ˈspā-sē How to pronounce spacey (audio)
variants or less commonly spacy
spacier; spaciest

Example Sentences

I'm a little spacey today. feeling a little spacey in the moments following the freak accident
Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the roomy top, the bottom of the Parsec protrudes up to create a noticeably spacey foot pouch, or, as Therm-a-Rest calls it, a Toe-asis Foot Warmer Pocket. Delaney Miller, Outside Online, 12 Oct. 2022 At the film’s best, the director uses his dreamy, fragmented narrative approach to reflect the disjointed state of his protagonist, who’s always slightly spacey, because the most important part of him is stuck in the past. Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2019 Through it all there's always been something elusive about her, that slightly spacey aura that invites projection and creates mystery. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, 3 Oct. 2013 People would get real spacey from doing these meditations. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 12 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spacey was in 1969

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Cite this Entry

“Spacey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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