This page is about the slang term kook

American English


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.


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

a. very friendly

b. quite attractive

c. really strange
a) very friendly b) quite attractive c) really strange

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Contributor: Matt Errey