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sook 1

Pronunciation: /so͞ok/ Pronunciation: /sək/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun

A female crab.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1950s: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: sook

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There are 2 main definitions of sook in English:

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sook 2

Pronunciation: /suːk/
Pronunciation: /sʊk/

noun

informal, chiefly Australian /NZ & Canadian
1A person lacking spirit or self-confidence.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2A hand-reared calf.
Example sentences
  • He tried to soothe the heifer's anxiety with a calm voice. "Sook now. Sook."

Derivatives

sooky

adjective
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.

Origin

Mid 19th century: dialect variant of the noun suck.

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Line breaks: sook

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