AskDefine | Define kook

Dictionary Definition

kook n : someone regarded as eccentric or crazy and standing out from a group [syn: odd fellow, odd fish, queer bird, queer duck, odd man out]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. In the context of "slang|mainly|US": an eccentric, strange or crazy person.
  2. In the context of "surfing, kiteboarding, wakeboarding etc.": A board sport participant who has poor style or skill.


an eccentric, strange or crazy person
A board sport participant who has poor style or skill

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Kook may refer to:
A Yiddish surname meaning "look"
In entertainment As a pejorative

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alien, aliene, bedlamite, borderline case, case, character, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, cuckoo, dement, demoniac, ding-a-ling, eccentric, energumen, erratic, fanatic, flake, fou, freak, harebrain, hermit, hobo, idiot, lone wolf, loner, loon, loony, lunatic, madman, maniac, maverick, meshuggenah, natural, noncompos, nonconformist, nut, odd fellow, oddball, oddity, original, outsider, pariah, phrenetic, queer duck, queer fish, queer specimen, rara avis, raving lunatic, recluse, screwball, solitary, strange duck, tramp, type, weirdo, zealot
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