Definition of skookum in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈskuːkəm
North American


  • (Of a person or animal) strong, brave, or impressive: that other old cow looked a little more skookum
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    • 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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  • A street party or trade fair.


mid 19th century: from Chinook Jargon.

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