kook kook  /ˈkuk/


  • (n) someone regarded as eccentric or crazy and standing out from a group


  1. In a town where everybody plays the angles and wholesomeness is something of an aberration, Julie Andrews, 31, is tolerated as a delightful kook.
  2. Some will surely argue that we need tough laws to prevent some kook from setting up a DNA shop on a deserted island and breeding superbabies--a genetic Temptation Island.
  3. That's exactly the point of her comments: Palin is a kook, but hey, even though Palin is a kook, there's lots of scary stuff in these bills.


  1. Clark named Lake Placid village clerk

    LAKE PLACID - The village board hired Ellen M. Clark as clerk Monday. Clark fills a spot that has been vacant since March, when Kathryn "Kook" McKillip was put on administrative leave.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Adirondack Daily Enterprise

  2. Not Your Average Pizza Joint: This Roman Resto Oozes Style

    A new pizzeria by Noses Architects elevates the art of pie making. New York has more than 1,600 pizzerias and none of them look like this. Kook, a new pizzeria and osteria in Rome, balances a minimalist aesthetic and architectural aspirations with old-world charm. The restaurant, designed by Rome-based Noses Architects , is a sophisticated space with white gallery boxes and tidily exposed duct ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine


  1. "Good God, do not close this abortion clinic for this reason," Operation Rescue President Troy Newman told The New York Times several days before Tuesday's announcement. "Every kook in the world will get some notion."
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: Troy Newman Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "What's that kook doing out there, I understand that," Bunning said, recalling the reaction to his initial stand.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Jim Bunning Source: Politico

  3. Doocy added, "What a great question: 'Is she a kook?' [Fox & Friends, 1/13/10]"
    on Apr 7, 2010 By: Steve Doocy Source: Media Matters for America

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