Definition of skookum in English:

skookum

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Pronunciation: /ˈskuːkəm
 
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North American

adjective

informal
(Of a person or animal) strong, brave, or impressive: that other old cow looked a little more skookum
More example sentences
  • I haven't done the search engine yet, but other than that it looks skookum.
  • Most people who've learned English in this part of the world would understand if you said something was skookum, but those from elsewhere would be puzzled.

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Origin

mid 19th century: from Chinook Jargon.

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