from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Slang Characteristic of a kook; strange or crazy.
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- adj. irreverent; idiosyncratic or unexpected; not normal
- adj. crazy or insane
- adj. Resembling a kook in behavior
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- adj. informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
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I suspect there is a direct correlation between the 'dumbing down' of America through a crumbling education system and the pooh-poohing of knowledge as elitist, and the increase in kooky candidates and those already in office who spew brazenly incoherent rhetoric, scientifically disturbing stances, and culturally backward ideals -- a breed of candidates and politicians that is eminently unqualified for offices they hold or aspire to.
This obsessive fan Mel - played to breathtaking perfection by Kristen Schaal, a US comic it is currently illegal to describe without using the word "kooky" - is based on a variety of real-life groupies.
Look, I draw a very bright line between eccentric and kooky, which is completely fine, and child safety.
GOFF: The official terminology, I believe, for a political move like that is called a kooky (ph) one, a wacky one, a loopy one.
I was displeased that the Iran correspondent of Al-Akhbar newspaper--of all places--called the kooky Iran holocaust "conference" "courageous."
Audrey Tautou, known as the kooky Parisian girl in the movie "Amelie", made her live stage debut this week as a tragic heroine -- the latest screen actor to bring Paris theatres.
Audrey Tautou (pictured in 2009), known as the kooky Parisian
Audrey Tautou, known as the kooky Parisian girl in the movie Amelie, has made her live stage debut in Paris as a tragic heroine.
When we see "Cooky," we think "kooky" -- as in, not normal, not quite right, a little crazy.
Sasha expected to meet resistance to her self-described "kooky" idea, but found the concept quickly accepted, particularly in rural areas, where animal-manure based fertilizer has long been the norm.