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skookum Syllabification: skook·um
Pronunciation: /ˈsko͝okəm/
North American

Definition of skookum in English:


(Of a person or animal) strong, brave, or impressive.
Example sentences
  • 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.


archaic Back to top  
A street party or trade fair.


Mid 19th century: from Chinook Jargon.

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