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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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Examples 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

kooky

/ˈkuːkɪ/
adjective kookier, kookiest
1.
(informal) crazy, eccentric, or foolish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for 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.

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

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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