kook

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noun \ˈkük\

Definition of kook

  1. :  one whose ideas or actions are eccentric, fantastic, or insane :  screwball

Examples of kook in a sentence

  1. a bunch of kooks dressed up in weird costumes

  2. <if you insist on painting your house bright orange, everyone will assume you are a kook>

Origin and Etymology of kook

by shortening & alteration from cuckoo


First Known Use: 1960


KOOK Defined for English Language Learners

kook

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noun \ˈkük\

Definition of kook for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose ideas or actions are very strange or foolish


KOOK Defined for Kids

kook

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noun \ˈkük\

Definition of kook for Students

  1. :  a person who acts in a strange or insane way

kooky

\ˈkü-kē\ adjective


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