So what is a spoonie anyway?? Help teach others about chronic illnesses with this cute shirt! :) The definition reads: "a person living with chronic illness, who must conserve "spoons" (energy) to use on daily activities. Each daily activity that a spoonie does expends more and more spoons (energy). The spoonie is limited in their total daily allotment of spoons due to their chronic illness(es). They do not want to run out of spoons!"