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spoopy (1)

adjective; other word formation type Reduplication
spooky or mildly unsettling, often ironic
 
The term is used in place of spooky to mean something that is a little unsettling. It is often used ironically. The addition of a second p is likely either a reduplication of the first p or an attempt to make the word sound less serious or more childish and more similar to poopy.
Etymology : from spooky ‘eerie, scary’ (from a borrowing from Dutch) with the /k/ shifting forward in the mouth to a /p/
Source : (October): “Come to spoopy game night on Friday the 13th!” (A Sidizen popularizing a 3rd floor event)
Last modified: 29 November 2017


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