Definitions

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  • n. Familiar name for a calf.
  • n. Familiar name for a cow.
  • n. A cow or sheep.
  • n. A poddy calf.
  • n. A female Chesapeake Bay blue crab.
  • interj. A call for calves.
  • interj. A call for cattle.
  • interj. A call for cattle or sheep.
  • n. A crybaby, a complainer, a whinger; a shy or timid person, a wimp; a coward.
  • n. A sulk or complaint; an act of sulking.
  • n. Alternative spelling of souq (“Arab market”)..
  • n. The mature female blue crab, Callinectes sapidus.
  • v. Alternative spelling of suck.

Etymologies

English from 14thC, Scottish from 19thC. From Old English sūcan ("to suck"). See suck. (Wiktionary)
Probably from suck. Compare sukey (attested 1838), Sucky (1844), Suke (1850); sook from 1906. (Wiktionary)
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. (Wiktionary)
From Arabic سُوق (sūq). From 1926. See souq. (Wiktionary)
Origin unknown. From 1950. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Most of the time they're like "ooooh my hand hurts * sook sook* I need an xray, it's brooooken" ...

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  • Stepdad told girl to stop being a sook and that sex abuse was 'good for her' A MAN who told his teenage step-daughter to stop being a "sook" because the sexual abuse he was subjecting her to was "good for her" was today jailed for six years.

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  • Stepdad told girl to stop being a sook and that sex abuse was 'good for her' A MAN who told his teenage stepdaughter to stop being a "sook" because the sexual abuse he was subjecting her to was "good for her" was today jailed for six years.

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  • I'd bet good money that just about everyone having a sook will be lining up opening day.

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  • "It depends on each financial investor's appetite, but those which have a high-risk, high-return investment strategy may have joined the fund," said Kang Kwang-sook at Samsung Securities.

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  • I loved the three lead performances by Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim and Hae-sook Kim apologies if I have typed their names incorrectly, but I am merely going by what IMDb tells me.

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  • Kim steals Moon-sook away from the dork, then pushes her away, then regrets his actions and takes up with another vacationer who supposedly resembles her, and then deals with Moon-sook again when she tracks him down back at the resort.

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  • Kim drags along his dorky production designer (Kim Tae-woo), who is married but who also happens to have a girlfriend, a composer named Moon-sook (Ko Hyun-Joung).

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  • The question is: Would an Author who puts down, dare i say it, such a great series ( THREE) of books, who had such a gapping effin holes waiting to be filled in ( prequel), would they be called a girls blouse, sook, sisy, wimp, if they DID NOT DO A PREQUEL!

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  • By Sir Senator FKN HAVOCK, October 12, 2009 @ 7:08 pm quokka..why does girls blouse and sook come to mind

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  • Interesting, frindley. I hadn't heard those usages or known that it was a term in use in Stri and NZ. You did remind me of this word, though, that I know is used in Newfoundland. I've heard it defined as someone who's kind of an idiot, but the only reason I heard of the word in the first place is that it's the name of a folk tune, "The Sook." Pretty awesome tune.

    May 8, 2008

  • Just in case you were mislead by the usage example on fossick, sook isn't always used harshly. It can also be used kindly and can even serve as a term of endearment, as in these examples taken from a list of NZ and Australian words:

    sook: kindly description of someone who is being silly, or behaving like a softy or scaredy cat. As in:- "you're being a sook"... "just a big sook" and so on... More often than not the phrase is used as a term of endearment.

    To this can be added the idea of teariness or being prone to crying, hence "sooky baby".

    May 8, 2008