[ spoo-kee ]
/ ˈspu ki /

adjective, spook·i·er, spook·i·est. Informal.

like or befitting a spook or ghost; suggestive of spooks.
eerie; scary.
(especially of horses) nervous; skittish.

Origin of spooky

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; spook + -y1

Related forms

spook·i·ly, adverbspook·i·ness, noun
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/ (ˈspuːkɪ) /

adjective spookier or spookiest informal

ghostly or eeriea spooky house
resembling or appropriate to a ghost
US easily frightened; highly strung

Derived Forms

spookily, adverbspookiness, noun
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