kook

[ kook ]
/ kuk /

noun Slang.

an eccentric, strange, or foolish person.
an insane person.

Nearby words

  1. kontakion,
  2. konya,
  3. koo,
  4. koobi fora,
  5. koodoo,
  6. kookaburra,
  7. kooky,
  8. kool-aid,
  9. koolhaas,
  10. kooning

Origin of kook

First recorded in 1955–60; perhaps alteration of cuckoo

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British Dictionary definitions for kook

kook

/ (kuːk) /

noun

US and Canadian informal an eccentric, crazy, or foolish person

Word Origin for kook

C20: probably from cuckoo

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Word Origin and History for kook

kook

n.

1960, American English slang; see kooky.

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