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Odd; strange; freaky, weird (1972+)
Contemporary Examples

The gently mocked iPhone commercial featuring zooey Deschanel quizzing Siri spawned a wildly popular Twitter spoof.
‘Zooey Asks Siri’ Creator Revealed as Curtis Dickerson Jenna Marotta June 8, 2012

Think Natalie Portman in Garden State, or zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer.
Is Mila Kunis Good for Men? Danielle Friedman June 30, 2012

In his dedication to Franny and zooey, Salinger describes himself as “hopelessly flamboyant.”
What We Really Know about J.D. Salinger Andrew Romano September 8, 2013

Not a lot of people realize that that was your first outing with zooey Deschanel and (500) Days of Summer was a reunion of sorts.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julianne Moore Talk Sundance’s ‘Don Jon’s Addiction,’ Porn, and Love Marlow Stern January 19, 2013

It becomes this big melting pot, and I think that zooey, as a person, is probably different than the persona of zooey.
‘New Girl’ Creator Liz Meriwether on Jess, Sexuality, Schmidt & More Jace Lacob May 7, 2012

She Said: I know everyone thinks zooey Deschanel is adorable—and she is.
TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2011-2012’s New Shows Jace Lacob, Maria Elena Fernandez June 11, 2011

Side note: Remember pre-New Girl, pre-Siri commercial zooey Deschanel?
Elf’s 10th Anniversary: I’m Still Obsessed With This Syrupy Movie Anna Brand November 6, 2013

Friendless, he goes on a frantic search to find a best man for his wedding to zooey (Rashida Jones).
13 Movie Tricks…Revealed! Marlow Stern October 30, 2010

The feed quickly acquired more than 23,000 followers after Glamour, The Huffington Post, and New York linked to “zooey Asks Siri.”
‘Zooey Asks Siri’ Creator Revealed as Curtis Dickerson Jenna Marotta June 8, 2012

Historical Examples

He’d go along all right for a while like one of the best set had ought to—then zooey!
Somewhere in Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson


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