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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 kookier

kooky

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

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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