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kooky American English

Meaning: strange or eccentric

For example:

  • I love kooky characters like that crazy French detective in the Pink Panther movies.

  • Do you have one of those kooky old aunts who lives with lots of cats and wears floral-patterned dresses with shoes and socks?

Variety: This slang is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

My great uncle Julian is a kooky old guy. He likes
  1. eating in restaurants
  2. reading in libraries
  3. tap dancing in railway stations

Discuss: kooky

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