- Sook, an alternative spelling of souk, is defined as a Middle Eastern or African outdoor market.
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 (â€œto suckâ€). 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.
- Donâ€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 (â€œovergrown babyâ€), British dialect suckerel (â€œsuckling foal, unweaned childâ€), Canadian suck (â€œcrybabyâ€), Canadian suck (â€œsycophantâ€). From 1933.
- Alternative spelling of souq (â€œArab marketâ€)..
- The mature female blue crab, Callinectes sapidus.
Origin unknown. From 1950.