Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Suggestive of ghosts or a ghost; eerie.
  • adj. Informal Easily startled; skittish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. eerie, or suggestive of ghosts or the supernatural
  • adj. unpredictably excitable; skittish (used especially of horses)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as spookish, in any sense.

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

  • adj. unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)

Etymologies

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From spook +‎ -y

Examples

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  • I love Dusty when she's a-singing this sort of song.

    July 7, 2009

  • In the cool of the evening

    When everything is getting kind of groovy

    You call me up and ask me

    Would I like to go with you and see a movie?

    First I say no, Ive got some plans for tonight

    And then I stop and say all right

    Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little boy like you

    You always keep me guessing

    I never seem to know what you are thinking

    And if a girl looks at you

    Its for sure your little eye will be a-winking

    I get confused, I never know where I stand

    And then you smile and hold my hand

    Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little boy like you

    Spooky

    If you decide some day to stop this little game that you are a-playing

    Im gonna tell you all the things my hearts been a-dying to be saying

    Just like a ghost youve been a-haunting my dreams

    But now I know youre not what you seem

    Love is kind of crazy with a spooky little boy like you

    Spooky

    (Spooky, Dusty Springfield)

    July 7, 2009

  • It's got to be fate that's doing it

    A spooky witch in a sexy dress has been bugging me

    With the story of the way it should be

    With the story of Sebastian and Belle the singer.

    (My wandering days are over, by Belle and Sebastian)

    October 17, 2008