\ 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 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, "Wit and heart are well represented in ‘Call My Agent!’," 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, "7 Podcasts About the Art of the Scam," 16 Feb. 2021 McDormand also hits the step-and-repeats with a full-on kooky energy, too, hamming it up for photographers with campy poses. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Frances McDormand’s Best Rule-Breaking Fashion Moments," 10 Dec. 2020 When Tyler, the Creator, wore a cricket sweater with a blazer, cropped trousers and chunky loafers in Los Angeles last year, the rapper came across, appealingly, as a kooky art-school kid trapped at the University of Oxford. André-naquian Wheeler, WSJ, "Cricket Style Will Help You Break Your Sweatpants Habit," 1 Dec. 2020 On view are works with a kooky utopian twist, such as the blobby, biomorphic sculptures of New York artist Thomas Barger, which double as shelves for storage and display. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Cleveland Institute of Art’s ‘Title TBD’ show surveys artists’ survival strategies in an age of anxiety," 6 Sep. 2020 The show definitely brought out a kooky side of us all! Dalton Ross, EW.com, "Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Ashley Underwood got a parasite playing Redemption Island," 3 Sep. 2020 Since taking power in 1994, Lukashenko has fashioned Belarus as the kooky Soviet throwback, where state media lauds the nation’s tractor production and wheat harvests. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, "In tense Belarus, strongman Lukashenko turns back toward Moscow for help," 22 Aug. 2020 Stars/creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer bring their kooky world to life expertly. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "50 best TV shows to watch on Hulu right now, from 'Atlanta' to 'Buffy' and 'Mrs. America'," 31 July 2020

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First Known Use of kooky

1959, in the meaning defined above

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31 Mar 2021

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“Kooky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kooky. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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