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.
mid 19th century: dialect variant of the noun suck.
- 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.