Skookum meaning

skukəm
(chiefly British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest US) Excellent, impressive.
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(northwest, cdn.) Strong, big, excellent, etc.
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(chiefly British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest US) Big, strong, durable, reliable, trustworthy, doughty.
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(chiefly among Northwest Coast Aboriginal people) An evil spirit or woodland monster/giant.
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A type of doll based on the mythical woodland monster.
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A domestic cat breed.
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Origin of skookum

  • First attested in 1825-35. From Chinook Jargon, from Lower Chehalis.

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