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spoopy (2)

other word formation type misspelling; adjective
A slang term popularized on the internet that is used to describe things that are “spooky.” It is often used to describe spooky things in a cute or silly manner.
 
Spoopy became a popular way of expressing spooky after an image of a misspelled Halloween sign went viral on the internet. Although the image was uploaded in 2009, the phrase didn’t gain popularity until recent years. The person who coined this phrase did it unintentionally and likely did not expect his or her mistake to catch wind. However, this term cannot always be used in lieu of spooky, for its meaning might be loss on those who are not active on meme pages on the internet. Thus, this term is exclusively used in colloquial settings, usually among the youth.
Etymology : Spoopy is a misspelling of spooky, which comes from Middle Low German spok and the adjective forming suffix -y.
Source : Friend 1: “It’s finally October. You know what that means?” Me: “It’s spoopy season!” (In person. 10-1-2019)
Last modified: 6 December 2019


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