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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Although the show’s kooky coffee-shop set design has not endured in the same way, its body-conscious and colorful fashion is having a moment. Rory Satran, WSJ, 26 May 2021 The shift — from kooky conspiracy to the object of congressional inquiry — has accelerated in recent years, fueled by the revival of a Pentagon unit to investigate the sightings. Washington Post, 18 May 2021 The shift - from kooky conspiracy to the object of congressional inquiry - has accelerated in recent years, fueled by the revival of a Pentagon unit to investigate the sightings. Reis Thebault, Anchorage Daily News, 18 May 2021 This was a real problem: if notices of genuine incursions over U.S. territory could be lost in a maelstrom of kooky hallucination, there could be grave consequences for national security—for instance, Soviet spy planes could operate with impunity. Gideon Lewis-kraus, The New Yorker, 30 Apr. 2021 Broder plays Hank as frantic, confused and morose, while his Einstein is a light-hearted, kooky cut-up, who stops the action several times to do standup bits of dated Borscht Belt comedy. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Apr. 2021 McDormand just won a BAFTA Award, and her talent for giving a kooky barn burner of an acceptance speech is well established. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2021 But each season, her character becomes less exaggerated and kooky, and more of a heroine who can hold her own with the bigwigs of the cinema. BostonGlobe.com, 23 Mar. 2021 What starts as a story about a kooky urban development project becomes a haunting saga about fraud, exploitation and the toxic myth of the American dream. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of kooky

1959, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

11 Jun 2021

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“Kooky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kooky. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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