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kooky

or kook·ie

[koo-kee]
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adjective, kook·i·er, kook·i·est. Slang.
  1. of, like, or pertaining to a kook; eccentric, strange, or foolish.
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Origin of kooky

First recorded in 1955–60; kook + -y1
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Historical Examples

  • It is a great recommendation in obtaining a wife, when a Kookie can say that his house is full of stolen articles.

    A History of the Gipsies

    Walter Simson


British Dictionary definitions for kookie

kooky

kookie

adjective kookier or kookiest
  1. informal crazy, eccentric, or foolish
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Word Origin and History for kookie

kooky

adj.

1959, American English, originally teenager or beatnik slang, possibly a shortening of 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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