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souk

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Pronunciation: /suːk
 
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(also suk, sukh, or suq)

Definition of souk in English:

noun

An Arab market or marketplace; a bazaar.
Example sentences
  • His son-in-law is the chief cook who does the shopping in the souk early in the morning.
  • If it's jewellery you're after, there are enough gold necklaces, chains and rings festooning the brightly-lit windows of the downtown souks to pay off an average country's national debt.
  • The capital, Tripoli, is a pan-African city of Italianate squares and Arab souks where visitors can wander without being hassled by touts or pushy shopkeepers.

Origin

from Arabic sūq.

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