Entry from US English dictionary
A female crab.
- 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.
1950s: of unknown origin.
nouninformal, chiefly Australian /NZ & Canadian
1A person lacking spirit or self-confidence.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- Just like your father, he has become very sooky, house bound and clingy.
- She's all weird and sooky at the moment.
- She says they all have different personalities, some are a bit sooky, particularly the grey kangaroos, and then some are only too happy to get out of the pouch and jump around.
Mid 19th century: dialect variant of the noun suck.
Definition of sook in:
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