cuckoo

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Old French cucu, (French coucou) onomatopoeic, or from Latin cuculus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cuckoo (comparative more cuckoo, superlative most cuckoo)

  1. Crazy; not sane.

Noun[edit]

cuckoo (plural cuckoos)

  1. Any of various birds, of the family Cuculidae (from Latin cuculus (cuckoo)), 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.

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

cuckoo (third-person singular simple present cuckoos, present participle cuckooing, simple past and past participle cuckooed)

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

Translations[edit]