kooky

adjective
\ ˈkü-kē How to pronounce kooky (audio) \
variants: or less commonly kookie
kookier; kookiest

Definition of kooky

: having the characteristics of a kook : crazy, offbeat

Other Words from kooky

kookiness noun

Examples of kooky in a Sentence

I'm not sure that someone with such kooky ideas on biology should be teaching the subject to high schoolers. if you think that drugs aren't bad for you, you haven't met that guy's kooky friends
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First Known Use of kooky

1959, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

10 Aug 2022

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“Kooky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kooky. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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