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kook

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noun Slang.
  1. an eccentric, strange, or foolish person.
  2. an insane person.
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Origin of kook

First recorded in 1955–60; perhaps alteration of cuckoo
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Related Words for kook

screwball, crackpot, lunatic, nut, crazy, flake, dingbat, crank, weirdo, fruitcake, wacko, lamebrain

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British Dictionary definitions for kook

kook

noun
  1. US and Canadian informal an eccentric, crazy, or foolish person
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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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