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kook American English

Meaning: a strange or eccentric person

For example:

  • There's this kook in my apartment building with snake tattoos on his face and he keeps these giant pythons as pets.

  • Why did Margaret marry a kook like that guy Jim? He thinks he's some sort of Indian holy man or something.

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

Quick Quiz:

The woman who lives next door is a kook. She's
  1. very friendly
  2. quite attractive
  3. really strange

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