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kooky

[koo-kee] /ˈku ki/
adjective, kookier, kookiest. Slang.
1.
of, like, or pertaining to a kook; eccentric, strange, or foolish.
Also, kookie.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; kook + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for kookie

kooky

/ˈkuːkɪ/
adjective kookier, kookiest
1.
(informal) crazy, eccentric, or foolish
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Word Origin and History for kookie

kooky

adj.

1959, American English, originally teenager or beatnik slang, possibly a shortening of cuckoo.

Using the newest show-business jargon, Tammy [Grimes] admits, "I look kooky," meaning cuckoo. ["Life" magazine, Jan. 5, 1959]
Related: Kookily; kookiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for kookie

kookie

adjective

Crazy; eccentric; dippy, goofy: make you seem a little kookie/ the kooky stunt so pleased him (1950s+ Teenagers)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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