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[koo-kee] /ˈku ki/
adjective, kookier, kookiest. Slang.
of, like, or pertaining to a kook; eccentric, strange, or foolish.
Also, kookie.
Origin of kooky
1955-60; kook + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for kooky
  • There are too many kooky theories around for serious scholars to attend to them all.
  • It may sound a bit kooky, but it is both logical and realistic as well as avoiding misery and disappointment.
  • Look back at the kooky ideas that past generations have had about their future, our present.
  • Sometimes the results seemed inspired, in a kooky, look-what-software-can-do kinda way.
  • They say he's inconsistent and kooky, and they're right.
  • Perhaps the kooky fella made another mistake in his biblical numerology and got his figures all messed up.
  • Right now it's fun and kooky but it's only going to get darker.
  • They're creepy and they're kooky, and now they're leaving town.
  • And then they went away and made all our kooky ideas make sense, from a menu perspective.
  • Its dining rooms, spread over two floors of three connected townhouses, pay touching and kooky tribute to the city's history.
British Dictionary definitions for kooky


adjective kookier, kookiest
(informal) crazy, eccentric, or foolish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for kooky

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for kooky



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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