There are 2 definitions of snook in English:

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Pronunciation: /snuːk
 
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noun

A large edible game fish of the Caribbean which is sometimes found in brackish water.
  • Centropomus undecimalis, family Centropomidae
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  • The saltwater river harbors prized snook, trout, largemouth bass, redfish, and even tarpon.
  • I also planned to fish the Indian / Banana river and Mosquito lagoon for redfish, snook, sea trout and ladyfish.
  • Yeah, problem was, there literally wasn't anybody to paddle out with, and I could see all the mullet, and the snook, tarpon and sharks feeding on them out there.

Origin

late 17th century: from Dutch snoek (see snoek).

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There are 2 definitions of snook in English:

snook2

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Pronunciation: /snuːk
 
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noun

(in phrase cock a snook) informal , chiefly British
1Place one’s hand so that the thumb touches one’s nose and the fingers are spread out, in order to express contempt.
1.1Openly show contempt or a lack of respect for someone or something: he spent a lifetime cocking a snook at the art world
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  • Rather than making money, criminals may simply want to display their prowess - cocking a snook at the establishment and earning the respect of their peers in the underworld.
  • It does not mind cocking a snook at conventional codes in the process.
  • Proper in his manner, he was still not beyond cocking a snook at authority.

Origin

late 18th century: of unknown origin.

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