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coo-coo

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coo-coo

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cuckoo

cuckoo

adjective

Crazy; very eccentric; nutty: Where do you get these cuckoo ideas? (1918+)

noun

A crazy or eccentric person (1581+)

[perhaps because of the bird's monotonous, silly-sounding call]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • coo-coo,” the image repeated, and then retired until the hour hand should summon him once more.

  • "coo-coo," came the plaintive note of a dove from the leafy shades close by—but it cooed unheard.

    Leonore Stubbs L. B. Walford
  • Kindly stand back two feet from the mouthpiece and say coo-coo three times, with a rising inflection on the final coo.

    Fibble, D. D. Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  • I think we had had Frise-tte two years, and coo-coo more than a year, when there came the clearing-out of pets that I told you of.

    Five Minutes' Stories Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
  • And the little hen canary was called "coo-coo," because when she first came to us she really did make a sort of cooing noise.

    Five Minutes' Stories Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
  • It was the cage, all covered up in a sort of brown holland bag, which contained my beloved Frise-tte and coo-coo.

    Five Minutes' Stories Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
  • They were very good friends—indeed Charley and I thought it rather horrid of coo-coo to be so quickly consoled.

    Five Minutes' Stories Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
  • I had to open my eyes then—Mamma was holding coo-coo tenderly in her hand.

    Five Minutes' Stories Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
  • I have a good deal more to tell you about coo-coo, but for the present I will leave off with this piece of advice.

    Five Minutes' Stories Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
  • coo-coo seems very little the worse—she has had a wonderful escape.

    Five Minutes' Stories Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth

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