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kook

[kook] /kuk/
noun, Slang.
1.
an eccentric, strange, or foolish person.
2.
an insane person.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; perhaps alteration of cuckoo
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Examples for kook
  • There was kook in their countenance-an off-kilter vibe that was sympathetic and engrossing.
  • Now stating that same opinion will get one branded as a kook or a shill for the tobacco industry.
  • It's one kook spouting gibberish, and a scientist debunking it.
British Dictionary definitions for kook

kook

/kuːk/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian, informal) an eccentric, crazy, or foolish person
Word Origin
C20: probably from cuckoo
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Slang definitions & phrases for kook

kook

modifier

: did a kook piece with dancers

noun
  1. An eccentric person; nut, screwball: The bomb cannot be exploded by a single ''kook''/ The early Streisand played kook (1950s+ Teenagers)
  2. A novice surfer (1961+ Surfers)

[fr cuckoo]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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