• Cuckoo

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈkʊkuː/ or IPA: /ˈkuːkuː/

    Origin

    From Old French cucu (whence French coucou); ultimately either onomatopoeic, or from Latin cuculus.

    Full definition of cuckoo

    Adjective

    cuckoo

    1. Crazy; not sane.

    Noun

    cuckoo

    (plural cuckoos)
    1. Any of various birds, of the family Cuculidae, famous for laying its eggs in the nests of other species; but especially the common cuckoo, Cuculus canorus, that has a characteristic two-note call.
    2. The sound of that particular bird.
    3. The bird shaped figure found in Swiss/German clocks (cuckoo clocks) or the clock itself.
    4. Someone found where they shouldn't be (used especially in the phrase a cuckoo in the nest).
    5. Someone who is crazy.

    Verb

    1. To make the call of a cuckoo
    2. To repeat something incessantly
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