Cuckoo - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkʊkuː|  American pronunciation of the word cuckoo
Brit.  |ˈkʊkuː|  British pronunciation of the word cuckoo


- a man who is a stupid incompetent fool (syn: bozo, fathead, goof, goose, jackass, zany)
- any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail


- repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call

Examples cuckoo at the campground tried to boil soup in a plastic cup...

...didn't want to be among those cuckoos who race around the mall the day before Christmas...

...a cuckoo woman who wandered around town carefully gathering up useless trash...

...offered a completely cuckoo suggestion for using the defunct strip mall...

You're completely cuckoo!

A cuckoo is able to lay in a range of different nests.

Word forms

singular: cuckoo
plural: cuckoos
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