Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characteristic of a kook; strange or crazy.

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  • adjective irreverent; idiosyncratic or unexpected; not normal
  • adjective describing a person crazy or insane
  • adjective surfing Resembling a kook in behavior

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

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Examples

  • 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.

    Rizwan A. Rahmani: The Anti-Intellectualization of America and Commensurate Candidates

  • 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.

    Rizwan A. Rahmani: The Anti-Intellectualization of America and Commensurate Candidates

  • 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.

    Rizwan A. Rahmani: The Anti-Intellectualization of America and Commensurate Candidates

  • 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.

    Rizwan A. Rahmani: The Anti-Intellectualization of America and Commensurate Candidates

  • 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.

    Rizwan A. Rahmani: The Anti-Intellectualization of America and Commensurate Candidates

  • 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.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • 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.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • Look, I draw a very bright line between eccentric and kooky, which is completely fine, and child safety.

    CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2009

  • GOFF: The official terminology, I believe, for a political move like that is called a kooky (ph) one, a wacky one, a loopy one.

    CNN Transcript Dec 30, 2007

  • I was displeased that the Iran correspondent of Al-Akhbar newspaper--of all places--called the kooky Iran holocaust "conference" "courageous."

    Sunday, December 31, 2006

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