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How to Pronounce kook?

Correct pronunciation for the word "kook" is [kˈuːk], [kˈuːk], [k_ˈuː_k].

What are the misspellings for kook?

"Kook" in context

Kook is a term used to describe someone who is unfamiliar and inexperienced with a given situation. It can often be used as an insult to describe someone who is socially awkward or behaves unconventionally. However, it can also be used affectionately to be a sign of admiration or respect.

Kook can be traced back to the late 1700s when it started out as a noun used to refer to a gullible or naive person. Originally part of nautical vernacular, kook eventually emerged into more everyday usage in the 1930s. Since then it has become a term used by all ages and for many different purposes.

What are similar-sounding words for kook?

Usage over time for kook:

This graph shows how "kook" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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