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spooky

[ spoo-kee ]
/ ˈspu ki /
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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.
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Origin of spooky

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

OTHER WORDS FROM spooky

spook·i·ly, adverbspook·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for spooky

spooky
/ (ˈspuːkɪ) /

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

Derived forms of spooky

spookily, adverbspookiness, noun
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