Definition of kook
: one whose ideas or actions are eccentric, fantastic, or insane : screwball
Examples of kook in a Sentence
a bunch of kooks dressed up in weird costumes
if you insist on painting your house bright orange, everyone will assume you are a kook
Recent Examples of kook from the Web
How many Americans seem to have forgotten the simplest tool of dealing with witless boors, kooks and bullies: Ignore them.
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Origin and Etymology of kook
by shortening & alteration from cuckoo
First Known Use: 1960
KOOK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kook for English Language Learners
: a person whose ideas or actions are very strange or foolish
KOOK Defined for Kids
Definition of kook for Students
: a person who acts in a strange or insane way
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