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[roo k-ee]
adjective, rook·i·er, rook·i·est.
  1. full of or frequented by rooks.
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Origin of rooky

First recorded in 1595–1605; rook1 + -y1
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Examples from the Web for rooky

Historical Examples

  • A “rooky,” who had joined the company, stood on the dock disconsolately.

    The Great White Tribe in Filipinia

    Paul T. Gilbert

  • The sky had seemed to darken, the air to thicken, the birds to gather in the "rooky" wood.


    Hugh Walpole

British Dictionary definitions for rooky


adjective rookier or rookiest
  1. literary abounding in rooks
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