Northwest, Cdn. strong, big, excellent, etc.
Origin of skookumChinook jargon, evil spirit
(comparative more skookum, superlative most skookum)
- (chiefly among Northwest Coast Aboriginal people) An evil spirit or woodland monster/giant
- a type of doll based on the mythical woodland monster
First attested in 1825-35. From Chinook Jargon, from Lower Chehalis.
- A domestic cat breed.