An example of a sook is where people in the Middle East can go to purchase spices.
(third-person singular simple present sooks, present participle sooking, simple past and past participle sooked)
- Alternative spelling of suck.
English from 14thC, Scottish from 19thC. From Old English sÅ«can (“to suck"). See suck.
- (Scotland) A call for calves.
- (US dialectal) A call for cattle.
- (Newfoundland) A call for cattle or sheep.
- (Australia, Atlantic Canada, New Zealand, slang, derogatory) A crybaby, a complainer, a whinger; a shy or timid person, a wimp; a coward.
- Don"²t be such a sook.
- (Australia, Atlantic Canada, New Zealand, slang) A sulk or complaint; an act of sulking.
- I was so upset that I went home and had a sook about it.
Probably from dialectal suck. Compare 19thC British slang sock (“overgrown baby"), British dialect suckerel (“suckling foal, unweaned child"), Canadian suck (“crybaby"), Canadian suck (“sycophant"). From 1933.
- Alternative spelling of souq (“Arab market")..
- The mature female blue crab, Callinectes sapidus.
Origin unknown. From 1950.