- of, like, or pertaining to a kook; eccentric, strange, or foolish.
Origin of kooky
Related Words for kookyoff-center, crazy, unconventional, freakish, quaint, cranky, flaky, peculiar, offbeat, nutty, funky, outlandish, quirky, weird, odd, bizarre, aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, beat
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Contemporary Examples of kooky
Williams was, of course, playing his kooky Doctor Kosevich from the film Nine Months, which had just hit theaters.Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told
August 12, 2014
John McNaughton was a kooky, dark director, and we shot it in Miami, so it was a fun experience for me when I was 23.Neve Campbell on ‘Mad Men,’ ‘90s Nostalgia, and Why the ‘Scream’ Movie Franchise is Over
April 14, 2014
Ultimately, the storyline Cantor has crafted is too kooky and convoluted to be compelling.This Week’s Hot Reads: January 8, 2014
January 8, 2014
He has no kooky libertarian strain, as the establishment fears Rand Paul possesses.Scott Walker Is the Perfect Republican Candidate for 2016 (on Paper)
November 20, 2013
A surefire way to keep ‘The View’ as kooky as ever: hire Jenny McCarthy.The Best and Worst of Jenny McCarthy (Video)
Sara Bower, Natasha Bach
July 15, 2013
Historical Examples of kooky
They've all been pretty darn good to me in their kooky ways, the actors have.
Greta, I told myself, you need a miltown before the crow makes wing through your kooky head.
Of course, she didn't remember, and I had to tell her about all the kooky kids.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- informal crazy, eccentric, or foolish
Word Origin and History for kooky
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.