from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of guck.
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or descent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person from the Far East, Oceania or Southeast Asia, in particular a Vietnamese, Filipino, Chinese, Korean person.
- n. Grime or mud.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any thick, viscous matter
- n. (slang) a disparaging term for an Asian person (especially for North Vietnamese soldiers in the Vietnam War)
I’d use the word gook more times than I should when talking to the boys in my company, but in my own mind I called them pals for some reason having nothing whatever to do with saintly tendencies on my part or theirs.
A gook is a raghead is a wetback is a redskin is a girl.
A user should be confused N times, until he finally realizes that the gobblegy-gook is * supposed* to look like that, and realizes on his own that he should paste the address of the link into his River of News aggregator.
"One might as well argue that all right-wingers are" gook "- spouting Canadian paranoids who genuinely fear a radical Islamic takeover of the West in the coming years and think it prudent to bomb Iran as soon as possible."
For those of you who were to busy gasping over the use of the word gook or fish head, the Hmong people often smile or laugh when confronted or yelled at.
The GI slang term gook has no connection to geek and, at least initially, was not an intended slur on Asians.
Unlike the way the Hmong were portrayed in the movie, I wouldn't laugh at being called a gook or a chink or a zipperhead.
Yes, you would be the ones calling me a "gook" because I am Asian.
Simply scrolling down the SF Chronicle article gives amazing context to McCain's remarks, such as that he was referring only to the guards at the Hanoi Hilton who tortured he and his friends, and that "gook" was the kindest word he could think of for them.
The guard clarification was a day after the original "gook" remark, and that still doesn't cut it.