Definition of kooky in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkʊki//ˈkuːki/

adjectivekookier, kookiest

  • Strange or eccentric.

    ‘I like kooky foreign films’
    • ‘The kooky bird suits are heavily featured in the film's posters.’
    • ‘But I'm finally ready to deliver another once of those wonderfully kooky recaps you've all come to care so little about.’
    • ‘I knew they couldn't have been serious about that kooky plan.’
    • ‘It seems like only yesterday that you were a kooky bunch of English kids with a funny logo, a taste for Marx and a fetish for vintage synthesizers.’
    • ‘Debate is stifled, and conservatives either go in the closet or get to be seen as slightly kooky.’
    • ‘She reckoned his kooky looks and responsive personality would make him the ideal house pet and, for four years, life was quiet.’
    • ‘Uderzo's kooky illustrations and funky fashion sense has contributed a lot to the Asterix charm.’
    • ‘The first message was from one of my roommate's kooky friends, so I turned up the volume.’
    • ‘And Ayesha, with her curious mix of rabid work ethic and kooky naivety, looks right at home here.’
    • ‘At best, O'Neill's kooky book is highly marginal; more reasonably judged, the book is a joke.’
    • ‘And a lot of what they say makes sense to me, but some of it winds up sounding a little kooky.’
    • ‘It's a kooky film that should've been just a bit longer.’
    • ‘Following an onstage nervous breakdown, Bamford moves back to her cold and kooky family in Minnesota to get her head together.’
    • ‘The younger generation look plain kooky in their big black overcoats emblazoned with East German military memorabilia.’
    • ‘He'll probably say something kooky in his wacky language and then run off!’
    • ‘Either by accident or by design, Hawks created a rather kooky film instead of the hard-boiled movie that it pretends to be.’
    • ‘It seems Bennett was led down this road by a remarkably kooky caller.’
    • ‘The kooky pair have been dating for less than a year, but Tom's recent health scare swiftly brought the two together.’
    • ‘Its beauty lay in its other-worldliness, its tone of kooky mystery.’
    • ‘But, I figure those two wonderful, kooky kids could hook her up with the best places to go for music and fun.’
    unusual, irregular, unorthodox, unfamiliar, uncommon, uncustomary, unwonted, rare, out of the ordinary, atypical, singular, distinctive, individual, individualistic, free-spirited, alternative, different
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