rooky

[ rook-ee ]
/ ˈrʊk i /

adjective, rook·i·er, rook·i·est.

full of or frequented by rooks.

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Origin of rooky

First recorded in 1595–1605; rook1 + -y1
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Example sentences from the Web for 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.

    Jeremy|Hugh Walpole

British Dictionary definitions for rooky

rooky
/ (ˈrʊkɪ) /

adjective rookier or rookiest

literary abounding in rooks
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