noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration from cuckoo Date: 1960 one whose ideas or actions are eccentric, fantastic, or insane ; screwball

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  • Kook — may refer to:A Yiddish surname meaning look * Abraham Isaac Kook, Chief Rabbi in the British Mandate of Palestine, considered to be Israel s first Chief Rabbi. * Zvi Yehuda Kook, son of the above, prominent Religious Zionist rabbi. * Hillel Kook …   Wikipedia

  • Kook — ist der Name von Abraham Isaak Kook (1865–1935), erster aschkenasischer Großrabbiner Palästinas Almuth Kook (* 1969), deutsche Fernsehmoderatorin und Buchautorin Hillel Kook (1915–2001), siehe Peter Bergson Zvi Yehuda Kook (1891–1982), Rabbiner… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • kook — kook·a·bur·ra; kook; kook·ie; kook·i·ly; kook·i·ness; …   English syllables

  • kook — [ku:k] n AmE informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: cuckoo] someone who is silly or crazy >kooky adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kook — [ kuk ] noun count INFORMAL someone who is KOOKY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • kook — (n.) 1960, American English slang; see KOOKY (Cf. kooky) …   Etymology dictionary

  • kook — [n] eccentric person crackpot, crank, crazy*, dingbat*, flake*, fruitcake*, lamebrain, lunatic, nut, screwball*, wacko*, weirdo; concepts 412,423 …   New thesaurus

  • kook — ► NOUN N. Amer. informal ▪ a mad or eccentric person. DERIVATIVES kooky adjective. ORIGIN probably from CUCKOO(Cf. ↑cuckoo) …   English terms dictionary

  • kook — ☆ kook [ko͞ok ] n. [prob. contr. < CUCKOO] Slang a person regarded as silly, eccentric, crazy, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Kook — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Kook peut faire référence à : un nom yiddish signifiant « regarder », porté par : Abraham Isaac Kook, grand rabbin de la Palestine… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • kook — [kuk] n. a strange person. □ She seems like a kook, but she is just grand, really. □ Todd’s a kook, but I love him …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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