This page is about the slang term kooky

American English


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?


This 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

a. eating in restaurants

b. reading in libraries

c. tap dancing in railway stations

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Contributor: Matt Errey