spooky

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From spook +‎ -y

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spooky (comparative spookier, superlative spookiest)

  1. eerie, or suggestive of ghosts or the supernatural
    • 2016 April 10, John Oliver, “Credit Reports”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 8, HBO:
      Wow! How could someone called Judy Thomas be mixed up with Judith Kendall? And also, if she’s going to be mistaken for anyone, how is it not Leslie Stahl? Because that is spooky!
  2. unpredictably excitable; skittish (used especially of horses)

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