American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A ghost; a specter.
- n. Slang A secret agent; a spy.
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a Black person.
- v. To haunt.
- v. To startle and cause nervous activity in; frighten: The news spooked investors, and stock prices fell.
- v. To become frightened and nervous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ghost; a hobgoblin.
- To play the spook.
- n. A spirit returning to haunt a place.
- n. A ghost or an apparition.
- n. A hobgoblin.
- n. espionage A spy.
- n. A scare or fright.
- n. dated, pejorative A black person.
- v. To scare or frighten.
- v. To startle or frighten an animal
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A spirit; a ghost; an apparition; a hobgoblin.
- n. (Zoöl.) The chimæra.
- v. frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action
- n. someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
- n. a mental representation of some haunting experience
- From Dutch spook ("ghost"), from Middle Dutch spooc ("spook, ghost"); liken German Spuk ("ghost, apparition"), Middle Low German spok ("spook"), Swedish spok (" scarecrow"), Norwegian spjok ("ghost, specter"), Danish spøg ("joke"). Extra-Germanic cognates include Albanian shpik ("to invent, make up, fantasize") and fik ("to extinguish, fade"). (Wiktionary)
- Dutch, from Middle Dutch spooc. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I love the teeny torpedo for my home river fishing smallies, and the spook is a close second for Smallmouth also.”
“What if you pee of your stand and a monster buck walks by and happens to spook from the smell.”
“The super spook is my favorite top water muskie bait for the spring.”
“When the somewhat incompetent spook is told the real story they have tot ry and work together without getting blown up.”
“Fish in less than 10 feet tend to spook from the straight-overhead hull commotion, and fish much deeper than 25 feet get difficult to read -- especially if it's windy.”
“Hence on our troop sweaters we had a picture of a ghost with a SA80 in the stile of Ghost Busters, with the name spook troop.”
“Today he airily promises that the magic money spook aka the "free" market will soon bring down gas prices to low levels thus making fools of all elitists liberals everywhere.”
“The spook was a natural killer, developed by nature to deal efficiently with its prey.”
“At night when Larmy wasn't enjoying what David called a spook-fest, the boy would sit in the office by the hour and listen to his music-box.”
“It was called spook fest and involved various groups acting out ghost stories on the stage.”
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