variants or less commonly kookie
kookier; kookiest
: having the characteristics of a kook : offbeat, eccentric
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 Season 11 of Fox’s kooky singing competition is reaching its climax. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 9 May 2024 There was real damage in his work, which melded genre parodies (Beckett, sitcoms, Busby Berkeley) with a kooky stream-of-consciousness logic that lifted his characters aloft like helium. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2024 But that doesn’t mean their ideas about AI necessarily are kooky. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 19 Mar. 2024 But no viable option has appeared: Robert Kennedy is kooky; Jill Stein is kookier; Cornel West is kookier still. Neal B. Freeman, National Review, 14 Mar. 2024 Ringwald’s Carson also strikes a kooky, California contrast with the Manhattan swans — both more humble and more out-there than the East Coast grand dames like Lee Radziwill (Calista Flockhart) and Slim Keith (Diane Lane). Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2024 In fact, the pro-wrestling antics are the only really memorable thing about the film, a condemnation of its kooky, overstuffed plot. Katie Rife, EW.com, 28 Mar. 2024 Every inch of the interior is covered with kooky pig decor that seems to multiply each winter hiatus. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 21 Mar. 2024 The short has a kooky premise: a masked robber tries to hold up a convenience store, only to discover that the man behind the counter is an old pal. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 29 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kooky was in 1957

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“Kooky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kooky. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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