There are 2 main definitions of sook in English:

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sook 1

Pronunciation: /so͞ok/ /sək/

noun

A female crab.
Example sentences
  • A mature (adult) female blue crab, known as a "Sook" to watermen, is identified as having an inverted "U" or bell-shaped apron and red-tipped claws.

Origin

1950s: of unknown origin.

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There are 2 main definitions of sook in English:

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sook 2

Pronunciation:
/so͞ok/

noun

informal, chiefly Australian/New Zealand & Canadian
1A person lacking spirit or self-confidence; a coward.
Example sentences
  • He was impatient with bores, sooks and nags; he was full of ideas and energies, and hopeless at small details.
  • Apparently tall thin men who have lost an arm in a machinery accident are not sooks.
  • I can be a moper and a downright sook if left to my own devices at times.
2A hand-reared calf.
Example sentences
  • He tried to soothe the heifer's anxiety with a calm voice. "Sook now. Sook."

Origin

Mid 19th century: dialect variant of the noun suck.

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