- kooky (adj.) 1959, American English, originally teenager or beatnik slang, possibly a shortening of CUCKOO (Cf. 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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kooky — ☆ kooky or kookie [ko͞o′kē ] adj. kookier, kookiest Slang of or characteristic of a kook; silly, eccentric, crazy, etc. kookiness n … English World dictionary
kooky — [[t]ku͟ːki[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is kooky is slightly strange or eccentric, but often in a way which makes you like them. [INFORMAL] It s slightly kooky, but I love it... She s been mocked for her kooky ways … English dictionary
kooky — UK [ˈkuːkɪ] / US [ˈkukɪ] adjective Word forms kooky : adjective kooky comparative kookier superlative kookiest informal silly, or strange … English dictionary
kooky — adj Crazy, insane. What happened to your kooky friend? 1950s … Historical dictionary of American slang
kooky — crazy, hairbrain, nuts Just because I eat insects doesn t mean I m kooky … English idioms
kooky — kook ► NOUN N. Amer. informal ▪ a mad or eccentric person. DERIVATIVES kooky adjective. ORIGIN probably from CUCKOO(Cf. ↑cuckoo) … English terms dictionary
kooky — also kookie adjective (kookier; est) Date: 1959 having the characteristics of a kook ; crazy, offbeat • kookiness noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
kooky — /kooh kee/, adj., kookier, kookiest. Slang. of, like, or pertaining to a kook; eccentric, strange, or foolish. Also, kookie. [1955 60; KOOK + Y1] * * * … Universalium
kooky — adjective a) irreverent; idiosyncratic or unexpected; not normal b) crazy or insane Syn: wacky, nuts, outlandish, bonkers … Wiktionary
kooky — Synonyms and related words: abnormal, absurd, anomalous, apish, asinine, balmy, bananas, barmy, bats, batty, beany, befooled, beguiled, besotted, bonkers, brainless, buffoonish, buggy, bughouse, bugs, cockeyed, crackers, crank, crankish, cranky,… … Moby Thesaurus