What does cuckoo mean?

Definitions for cuckoo
ˈku ku, ˈkʊk ucuck·oo

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cuckoo.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fathead, goof, goofball, bozo, jackass, goose, cuckoo, twat, zanynoun

    a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

  2. cuckooverb

    any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail

  3. cuckooverb

    repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call

Wiktionary

  1. cuckoonoun

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

    The sound of that particular bird.

  3. cuckoonoun

    The bird shaped figure found in Swiss/German clocks (cuckoo clocks) or the clock itself.

  4. cuckoonoun

    Someone found where they shouldn't be (used especially in the phrase 'A cuckoo in the nest'.)

  5. cuckoonoun

    Someone who is crazy.

  6. cuckooverb

    To make the call of a cuckoo

  7. cuckooverb

    To repeat something incessantly

  8. cuckooadjective

    Crazy; not sane.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CUCKOOnoun

    Etymology: cwccw, Welsh; cocu, Fr. kockock, Dutch.

    Finding Mopsa, like a cuckoo by a nightingale, alone with Pamela, I came in. Philip Sidney.

    The merry cuckoo, messenger of Spring,
    His trumpet shrill hath thrice already sounded. Edmund Spenser.

    The plainsong cuckoo gray,
    Whose note full many a man doth mark,
    And dares not answer, nay. William Shakespeare.

    Take heed, have open eye; for thieves do foot by night:
    Take heed ere Summer comes, or cuckoo birds affright. William Shakespeare.

    I deduce,
    From the first note the hollow cuckoo sings,
    The symphony of Spring; and touch a theme
    Unknown to fame, the passion of the grove. James Thomson, Spring.

    Why, what a rascal art thou then, to praise him so for running? ————
    —— A horseback, ye cuckoo; ———— but a-foot, he will not budge a foot. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. i.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cuckoonoun

    a bird belonging to Cuculus, Coccyzus, and several allied genera, of many species

  2. Etymology: [OE. coccou, cukkow, F. coucou, prob. of imitative origin; cf. L. cuculus, Gr. , Skr. kkia, G. kuckuk, D. koekoek.]

Freebase

  1. Cuckoo

    The cuckoos are a family, Cuculidae, of near passerine birds, named for the Common Cuckoo of Europe. The order Cuculiformes, in addition to the cuckoos, also includes the turacos. Some zoologists and taxonomists have also included the unique Hoatzin in the Cuculiformes, but its taxonomy remains in dispute. The cuckoo family, in addition to those species named as such, also includes the roadrunners, koels, malkohas, couas, coucals and anis. The coucals and anis are sometimes separated as distinct families, the Centropodidae and Crotophagidae respectively. The cuckoos are generally medium sized slender birds. The majority are arboreal, with a sizeable minority that are terrestrial. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution, with the majority of species being tropical. Some species are migratory. The cuckoos feed on insects, insect larvae and a variety of other animals, as well as fruit. Many species are brood parasites, laying their eggs in the nests of other species, but the majority of species raise their own young.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cuckoo

    kook′kōō, n. a bird which cries cuckoo, remarkable for laying its eggs in the nests of other birds.—ns. Cuck′oo-bud (Shak.), name of a plant; Cuck′oo-clock, a clock in which the hours are told by a cuckoo-call; Cuck′oo-flow′er, a species of Cardamine—called also Lady's Smock; Cuck′oo-pint, the Wake-robin, Arum maculatum; Cuck′oo-spit, -spit′tle, a frothy spittle, made by many insects parasitic on plants, surrounding the larvæ and pupæ.

Editors Contribution

  1. cuckoo

    A type of bird.

    We love to hear the cuckoo in spring, it has a beautiful sound and call.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 6, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cuckoo in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cuckoo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cuckoo in a Sentence

  1. Orson Welles:

    In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce The cuckoo clock.

  2. Alec Baldwin:

    Oh, this guy might be cuckoo, i've been in rooms with Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un and they made a lot more sense than Dennis Rodman.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. The reality that people have created, that is, the world of people, is a reflection of the vicious hedonism of instincts, infantile childhood traumas. 2. Spermotoxicosis, it is enough for a girl to tickle a guy so that he cums, how to shake a can of pop Testosterone is when shampoo for the whole body 3. Anger boils like a jacuzzi for an energy vampire Herpes commercialism Gangrene on self-esteem, from female rejections Your girlfriend has a bunch of other people's fingerprints A crisis is when a mastrubator is inherited Serious relationship with a mastrubator Order a prostitute how to order a pizza Nose hair violin ready There is no electricity in your brains Your blood pressure doesn't rise because mosquitoes live in your house. Toothy Alimony Vaginas Your intuition has a whole dictation The convolutions are tangled like wires in a computer Anger Non-stick Quickness Your farting damaged the ecology of the house Anarexic is a deflated sex doll 4. When you write a dissertation, you suck all the minerals out of your brain, all the vitamins, calcium and zinc. The percentage of alcohol tells in which octave a person will sing Old age is myopia, telescopes on glasses do not help Mystical lies of greed Optimists deny reality, they're stoned Turn the flamethrower of passion between your legs, fry your chicken or ham or bacon Haven't had sex in a while, defrost chicken in the oven Complain about life in phone sex Aaa redneck is not orientation Maybe I'm too smart for marriage The psycho says to the psychologist maybe you are the psycho A crisis is when you use, eat up to the end out of harm When you are away, the wife takes out a dog whistle, it says husband How beautiful, where is my bib Your beauty brought my penis back from the dead I got a girlfriend, I'll bring it on a forklift Watching a horror movie about my life in a diaper You bury love that counts, m-yes you are an undertaker Fat folds at the waist like ballet tutus It pisses you off, I'm glad I'm drowning in your boobs, this is a more honest answer I've seen the price tags of girls ensuring you die a virgin Wrinkled tree bark between legs, dead cuckoo inside vibrator parkinson Noseless scavengers Drunk to dance so that even great-grandchildren would be ashamed Bitten by a dog, how many teeth are left on your buttocks, hmm, you have a toothy ass In sex, you are the leader or assistant Wool on the chin, fly trap From the crisis, paranormal, mystical lies. What a strong grip, what an experience of ananism Fist mark on a cooked burger Fast food, sin Testosterone is when you're a Star Wars Chewback Girl you can meet you, no need to threaten me Excitement accelerates hair loss Extreme looking at bills Girls sometimes dream of a marathon of sausages Her dance in the strip club is a dance to call the rain of sperm and saliva A hundred children scream and cry at the same time, the sounds of the underworld Your fat wife jumped into the water, the waves cannot calm down for the second month Female Voice Migraine Enhancer A creative crisis is when it's sunny and clear in your head The guy keeps his hands in the pockets of his jacket, behind the pose of a rooster When a woman tries to give a compliment, she seems to be solving an equation. You work hard, you see the light at the end of the tunnel, it's not optimism, you're dying The crumbling old people are coming, a dust storm of ashes is approaching us That girl over there eats me with her eyes, I'm afraid she will jinx me Vomit rises on the elevator I'm a stripper on the contrary, they throw money at me so that I get dressed So smart, he would have made himself a brain surgery constellation acne Bad taste is an exorcism Sue your wife of your dignity Names of alarm clocks: torture and executioner Romantics are brain dead Hair immigration from north to south Looking at you I lost my virginity twice In sex with a bbw, you are the scales that scream There is no sex in a crisis, no one will open a can of food at this time You are aged, you are posing in front of a girl, you are straining your muscles, something crunched in your back. Today is hot weather, smells like bacon in the crowd. 5. I'm ultra good in bed I'm just saying come here for a second How much do I earn? Bro Even Ugly Prostitutes Make More Than Me How much do I earn in a month, a homeless man in New York collects in an hour You may remain a virgin for life, but you will be a rich virgin. You have erection problems don't worry with our currency you won't need it. Protect yourself from anger. Humor is like a condom in your pocket, you never know when you'll need it. I hit on a girl and tell her you like marshmallows and she tells me yes, but not salty I drank a whole pack of sedatives, I thought it would kill me. And you know what… not calmed down. Everyone thinks that I am a beech. That I'm a bunch of beeches. Today I had a bad day. I love girls to the very end. Until a complete ban. By flushing sperm down the toilet, you flush the lucky ones. The lucky ones given the economic situation. With rising inflation, a man starts a serious relationship with a masturbator. Mothers are crazy now, children come out of the vagina, the portal of rabies Do not stick your penis into the socket, the alimentary current will hit What's funny about my initials, I'm Mr. hun sun, hun take it out Who are you, where are our things, why are you sitting here, oh sorry next compartment Bachelor turns into gollum from lord of the rings The lazy one can be seen by the corn teeth Astrological currency forecast, you're done The pinnacle of vanity is when other people dream Five years, the last year of life, and then the first of September Cats are furniture It's hard to have children if you have diabetes, watch them eat sweets I eat fast food and drug addicts sniff my farts and see beautiful glitches Auction is a competition of stupidity, how people set records of stupidity, usually the dumbest one wins when he buys an expensive thing that is gathering dust in the corner The Penis Creates a Split Personality Modern creativity, the sewers broke through Mohawk where the anus, afro fluff over the penis, porcupine on the back, girlish pigtails on the beard, rocker hair on the nipples You have a kept woman, in what sex position do they troll your budget The careerist has big baby nipples, these huge breasts bring back to childhood Menstruation, woman wants blood You're married, what are you sitting for Married anniversary of the death of masculinity In marital duty, first rose petals lead to bed, and eventually chips In the shoe store, everything is used, how many times they tried it on, they won’t tell you Confectionery channel, it was created by sadists naked girl mind blowing Childhood ends when you throw sex toys I hate this world, girls don't sexually harass me Surrounded by sha-shaped girls, this one is the size of Jupiter, this one is Mars, and this Venus, around them satellites are burgers and cola You are rich, buy yourself a shocker to fend off greedy women Inspiration is an erection Fashion is creative vomit anal poop rig When a woman asks you, she seems to point a gun at you When you learn not to look at tits and butts, you have a face like a drug addict who is stoned A careerist is like a girl scout Respect is the decibels of a scream Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters:

    The duke had a mind that ticked like a clock and, like a clock, it regularly went cuckoo.

  5. Orson Welles:

    In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. butch
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