Green’s Dictionary of Slang

-eroonie sfx

also -amaroot, -arooney, -arootie, -arooty, -ereenie, -eroon, -erooney, -orooney, -orooni, -oroonie
[var. on -erino sfx]

(US) an intensifier, usu. positive and added to various words, e.g. smackeroonie.

[US]E.L. Warnock ‘Terms of Approbation And Eulogy’ in DN IV:i 25: peacharooney. Something splendid or fine [...] ‘Her hat is just peacharooney’.
[UK]Post (Lanarks) 23 Apr. 6/3: Peacharooney — atrtractive.
[US]S.J. Perelman ‘No Dearth of Mirth’ in Keep It Crisp 83: It’s the cat’s pyjamas – a peachamaroot!
[US](con. 1948) G. Mandel Flee the Angry Strangers 236: Only bad thing is the kids nowadays they ain’t got enough from jiveroony. They get hooked on the real hook.
[US]Mad mag. Aug–Sept 7: Gosharootie! Such a wondrous magazine!
[US]Kerouac On The Road (1972) 166: Slim Gaillard is a tall, thin Negro [...] who’s always saying ‘Right-orooni’ and ‘How ‘bout a little bourbon-orooni’.
[US]H. Ellison Rockabilly (1963) 63: Your boy Stagorooney does a good job.
[US]Mad mag. July 10: Let’s splitarooney before they dig the last gig we pulled.
[US]T. Southern Blue Movie (1974) 47: Angela Sterling [...] nailing, as she did, a cool one and a quarter big ones per pic, plus ten per cent of the boxoroonie.
[US]B. Rodgers Queens’ Vernacular 141: neatarooney (camp) great, wonderful.
[US]R. Barrett Lovomaniacs (1973) 11: So she’s the star of six million smackeroonies worth of picture?
[US](con. 1945) E. Thompson Tattoo (1977) 346: A special hello and a big smackereenie today for the fighter jockeys at Fürstenfeldbruck.
[UK]D. Gram Foxes (1980) 17: ‘Fuckeroon,’ she grumbled.
[US]E. Torres After Hours 5: A hoodlum like Joe Cass [...] a regulation Mafia-ooney!
[US]C. Stroud Close Pursuit (1988) 305: Nunzio is not all that healthy in the old beaneroonie, if you get my drift.
[US]‘Joe Bob Briggs’ Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In 112: Game over. Big checkarooney goes to Guppy.
[UK]N. Barlay Curvy Lovebox 71: Busy schedulerooni na mean.
[Aus]Bug (Aus.) 1 Oct. [Internet] Super Leek, despite its huge grand final attendance, was a floperoonie in its first year.
[US]C. Cook Robbers (2001) 43: Allrightarooty, okay, what kinda model?
[Aus]S. Maloney Something Fishy (2006) 101: Sandra saw her and darted forward, smoocheroonie.