Query: "loopy"

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Thu Nov 18 01:35:34 UTC 1999

     I've been wondering about the origin of "loopy" (= silly, daft), as in
"a loopy idea."
RHHDAS has helpful information about "looped" (drunk) and "go looping" (to
visit bars in order to get drunk).  But why "loop"?

     Was the starting point "go looping," with " loop" meaning roughly
"rounds?"  I.e., might "go looping" originally have meant "make the rounds
" (of the bars)?

     If not, might there be any other explanations?

---Gerald Cohen

gcohen at umr.edu

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