Definition of kooky in English:



  • Strange or eccentric.

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