kook

[kook]
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Origin of kook

First recorded in 1955–60; perhaps alteration of cuckoo
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Contemporary Examples of kook

  • Paul watched his father marginalized and mocked as he was trapped by the GOP establishment determination that he was a kook.

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    Rand Paul Controls the Wacko Bird Flight

    Sam Youngman

    September 29, 2013

  • One sure sign Gov. Jindal is hungry for higher office is his willingness to sup at the table of the kook right.

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    Memo to Bobby Jindal: Dump Rush

    Paul Begala

    February 24, 2009

  • But Paul Begala says to really make it in politics, he has to break with the kook right.

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    Memo to Bobby Jindal: Dump Rush

    Paul Begala

    February 24, 2009


British Dictionary definitions for kook

kook

noun
  1. 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
n.

1960, American English slang; see kooky.

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