cuckoo definition

  • noun:
    • A grayish European bird (Cuculus canorus) which includes a characteristic two-note telephone call and lays its eggs inside nests of wild birds of other species.
    • some of numerous related birds of family Cuculidae, having grayish-brown plumage and a slender body.
    • the decision or cry of 1 of these birds.
    • Slang A foolish or crazy person.
    • Any of numerous birds, associated with the family Cuculidae (from Latin cuculus ("cuckoo")), famous for laying its eggs within the nests of other types; but particularly the common cuckoo, Cuculus canorus, that features a characteristic two-note call
    • The noise of this certain bird.
    • The bird shaped figure found in Swiss/German clocks (cuckoo clocks) or even the clock it self.
    • Someone found in which they shouldn't be (used especially in the expression 'A cuckoo into the nest'.)
    • somebody who is crazy.
    • A bird owned by Cuculus, Coccyzus, and lots of allied genera, of several types.
    • A bird associated with family CuculidÅ“, and especially regarding the subfamily CuculinÅ“ or genus Cuculus: so named from its characteristic note.
    • A simpleton; a fool: used in jest or contempt, like the in the end relevant gowk.
    • any one of many European and North American birds having directed wings and a long end
    • a person who is a stupid incompetent trick
  • verb-transitive:
    • To duplicate incessantly, as a cuckoo does its call.
  • adjective:
    • Slang Lacking in sense; silly or crazy.
    • Crazy; perhaps not sane.
  • verb:
    • to really make the call of a cuckoo
    • To repeat some thing incessantly
    • repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call

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