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spooky

[spoo-kee] /ˈspu ki/
adjective, spookier, spookiest. Informal.
1.
like or befitting a spook or ghost; suggestive of spooks.
2.
eerie; scary.
3.
(especially of horses) nervous; skittish.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; spook + -y1
Related forms
spookily, adverb
spookiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for spookiness

spooky

adj.

1854, "frightening;" 1926, "easily frightened," from spook (v.) + -y (2). Related: Spookily; spookiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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