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    Anastasia Guest

    What's cukoo?

    Can anyone tell me what's cukoo?

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    earl Guest
    A misspelling of either cuckoo or cuckold; it's probably the former.


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    i thought it was cuckhold? ok dictionary check....
    nope, you are right. no 'h'
    and anastasia, if you were looking for the meaning of "cuckoo," it refers to the cuckoo bird and it is more commonly used to describe someone u kotorogo krysha poekhala. "He's cuckoo" = he's nuts (crazy)

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    I thought cukoo was the Russian variant of peek-a-boo.

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    Poika Guest

    It's a...

    ..."kookooshka", a Finnish slang for a girl

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    Limitchik Guest

    Re: What's cukoo?

    Originally posted by Anastasia
    Can anyone tell me what's cukoo?

    Look ! A working example. Poika is Cuckoo.


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    kak Guest
    "it must be a fox coz a cukoo lives in a clock".... my english is to bad, but maybe someone will understand that

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    kak Guest
    do you have a kind of bird named like this in english vocabulary?
    we have a "coucou" bird in french who sings "coucou"...maybe smth similar???

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    earl Guest
    The noun Cuckoo does refer to a bird; it's also American slang (and the more common usage) used to refer to someone who isn't quite all there. It's also used to refer to a specific type of clock -- a cuckoo clock clasically has a mechanical bird pop out of an enclosure to annouce the hour with a rhythmic sound that sounds like, well, cuckoo -- an onomatopoeia if you will.


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    Anastasia Guest
    Ok, thanks i got it. If I understand right, it's a crazy girl! Terrible.


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    Braders Guest
    Moscow expat dictionary clearly states: 'an expat who has lived here more than 3 weeks'

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    Racing Post Guest
    A cuckoo is a bird. It lays its eggs in other birds nests, leaving its offspring to be bought up by others. Hence the saying : 'cuckoo in the nest' meaning 'outsider' or 'someone who is not welcome' or more accurately 'someone who does'nt belong.'

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    DaveUKagain Guest
    I thought it was in Russian ?? Could be wrong... I probably am. ;-))))

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    It IS in Russian Dave
    Hi, I'm Olga.
    Learning English since 1991. Estudiando espaol desde 2010.
    ...and I don't like lilies.

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    DaveUKagain Guest
    Hurrah !! ;-) Thank you Ignia...

    Actually I used to get it confused with but - less said about that, the better.

    A friend of my brothers` - German (the two not being mutually incompatible) unfortunately had to go to hospital once after smoking far too many interesting substances and going NuTs. So my brother goes to see him, makes sure he`s OK when he gets out - his friend goes back to Germany for a while and comes back with a present for my brother and helping him through a difficult time when he was absolutely barking mad......

    "A typical German present, made in my village" says his friend...

    Brother unwraps it..... it`s a cuckoo clock. ;-))))) He didn`t quite know what to say......

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