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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1960, American English slang; see kooky.
n. 1 (context slang chiefly US English) An eccentric, strange or crazy person; a weirdo. 2 (context surfing, kiteboarding, wakeboarding etc. English) A board sport participant who has poor style or skill.
Kook or KOOK may refer to:
KOOK ( Persian: کوک, from the verb "to tune") is BBC Persian TV's weekly music magazine programme. The show features both established and un-discovered music acts from Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Kook recently made a series of programmes from the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow. The programme has featured interviews and performances from artists such as Arash, Ebi, Dariush and others. Kook recently hosted a concert in Dubai.
In addition the programme has a sister programme called Close-Up which features in depth interviews and longer performances with key artists. The show's presenter is Behzad Bolour.
Kook or Cook is a Jewish surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935), Chief Rabbi in the British Mandate of Palestine, considered to be Israel's first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi
- Zvi Yehuda Kook (1891–1982), son of the above, prominent Religious Zionist rabbi
- Hillel Kook (1915–2001), nephew of Abraham Isaac Kook, prominent Revisionist Zionism activist during World War II
Usage examples of "kook".
He was awakened close to noon by three Puerto Rican kids named Tolito, Jose and Kook, short for Cucarachito.
Tolito tossing Kook the seven-year-old about the car like a beanbag, and behind it all, clobbering polyrhythmic to the racketing of the shuttle, Jose on his tin drum, forearms and hands vibrating out beyond the persistence of vision, and a tireless smile across his teeth wide as the West Side.
She searched four cars before she found Kook, sitting next to Profane, watching him.
In a swoop, only half aware of what he was doing, he gathered Kook in one arm and ran out the door: Fina, with tropical birds peeking from her green dress whenever the black coat flew open, followed, hands joined with Tolito and Jose in a line.
All the way home Kook sang Tienes Mi Corazon, a love song he had heard once in a movie.
Profane jumped up and went chasing Kook through the little apartment, trailing water behind him.
He lay on the floor playing pinochle with Kook, who was on the hook from school.
You know, besides being a right-wing fundamentalist kook, Barrett was also an active pro-lifer, and the fact that his son happens to be the number one news anchor in the city did not escape my notice either.
I was a legitimate writer with a legal use for these tools, and the whole anonymous call was a hoax, used by a kook to get me in trouble.
I mean, like I got a nasty temper, so I picked him off the sidewalk and shook him a little till his eyeballs registered UNCLE, then I set up that kook against the building wall and belted him again.
So, by general consent, the demagogues and kooks et al are given their head along with all the time they want.
And if you do it, it will be because this crazy, selfdefeating system gives limitless power to egomaniacs and kooks and charlatans like you.
They are made to seem like kooks and quaint dingbats who have the nerve to believe that, in an observable universe of trillions upon trillions of stars, and most likely many hundreds of billions of potentially inhabitable planets, some of those planets may have produced life-forms capable of doing things that we cant do.
Granted, the world of UFO-belief has its share of kooks, nuts and fringe people, but have you ever listened to some of these religious true-believers?
It has been so twisted by radicals and kooks, so abused by rock music groups and pulp novelists to sell recordings and books, and so frequently cited by right wing fundamentalist preachers to engender fear, that almost no one knows what it really means.