\ 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

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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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But here’s a kookier question: How many punts will there be all game? Jason Gay, WSJ, "Chiefs vs. Rams Is Your Monday Night Plan," 18 Nov. 2018 In it, an old, retired, and slightly kooky nobleman named Alonso Quixano reads too many chivalric romances. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’s long, possibly cursed journey to the big screen, explained," 9 May 2018 The $147,500 i8 is a stunning two-door coupe plug-in hybrid, the $44,450 i3 a cool but kooky four-seater made of carbon fiber and featuring suicide rear doors, with a two-cylinder backup generator as a range extender. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "BMW's New Electric SUV Looks Shockingly Normal," 25 Apr. 2018 Maclain Way: Everyone just really dismissed the story as just this bizarre, kooky cult. Lincoln Michel, GQ, "The Wild Wild Country Directors Explain How They Made Their Shocking Cult Documentary," 29 Mar. 2018 There's something almost poetic about Jones filling his audience with kooky supplement products after poisoning their minds with Sandy Hook conspiracy theories. Jack Holmes, Esquire, "John Oliver Spotted the Funniest (and Most Sinister) Part of Alex Jones' Shtick," 31 July 2017

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First Known Use of kooky

1959, in the meaning defined above

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