by The Return of Ligth Joker October 2, 2009
by Aaron Xavier April 17, 2008
A spoonie is someone living with a chronic illness.
It mostly refers to physical chronic illnesses, though it has been known to be a helpful term for those with chronic mental illness as well.
It originates from Christine Miserandino's Spoon Theory story, in which she explains what it's like to live with chronic illness to a friend, and uses a handful of spoons to demonstrate.
For example, daily activities that healthy people tend not to think about take tolls on people with chronic illness. You start the day with a certain number of spoons, and play your day around not running out. Socializing might cost spoons, using the stairs might cost spoons, lifting things might cost spoons, etc.
by kyerowan February 10, 2014
An 20 or 30-something ex-fraternity member who takes over tennis courts, basketball courts, and children's playgrounds in order to slap a wiffleball back and forth with his friends who work in finance or tech. When questioned about their monopolization of public space, they'll often claim that they are playing a sport called "pickleball."
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