[roo k-ee]

adjective, rook·i·er, rook·i·est.

full of or frequented by rooks.

Origin of rooky

First recorded in 1595–1605; rook1 + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rooky

Historical Examples of rooky

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

  • 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

literary abounding in rooks
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