Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make a certain clucking sound.
  • v. duck

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dialectal form of duck.
  • n. A dialectal form of duck.
  • n. A piece of wood inserted into a wall for attaching finishings to.

Etymologies

Onomatopoeic. (Wiktionary)
duck (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I vote the dook is a fine represen'tive o 'his Columbus grandfather.

    The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Their Observations and Triumphs

  • Dammit Ian, you can write whatever you want about my governor, but I insist that you don't capitalize "dook".

    the palin drone

  • There's a name for a team that peaks in January, then gets run so ragged, with so few substitutions in the name of a draconian coach, that they always flame out in March ... and that name is "dook".

    secondary brake

  • Minor detail, and probably something you've mentioned in a past post, but I LOVE how you don't even capitalize "dook".

    stars and planets realign

  • He had never brought Margaret here before, because Mr Allington had once told him, spatulate forefinger at his nose, that it had been built for the "dook" for his excesses, and it was in the quality of his love for her that he could not bear to think of her in association with anything base.

    The Return of the Soldier

  • Americans always say "dook" instead of "duke," that nobody present seemed to realize the proper way to address a nephew of the Czar was to call him Monseigneur, that the Olympic games in London had been conducted admirably, arid that he didn't believe in marriage, anyway.

    Cupid's Understudy

  • He recognized the taller of the two men as the "dook" he had seen at Millsborough station about a week ago.

    Harvest

  • Moreover, 'dook' in Romanes means spirit, ghost, and very likely Sinfi found some power of association in this fact; for Videy was a born sceptic.

    Aylwin

  • Fritz (God Told Me To Hate Conservatives) says: tombaker says: must be doubly troubling for old dook to be reminded of teh gay at the same time hcr is being “rammed down his throat”.

    Think Progress » Gays Are More Dangerous Than Guns In Florida

  • March 19th, 2010 at 1: 55 pm tombaker says: must be doubly troubling for old dook to be reminded of teh gay at the same time hcr is being “rammed down his throat”.

    Think Progress » Gays Are More Dangerous Than Guns In Florida

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  • According to NPR's Says You: A wood plug driven into a wall to hold a nail.

    August 16, 2009

  • To swim (Scots). See also dookers.

    November 27, 2007