Definitions

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  • noun Australia, Atlantic Canada, New Zealand, slang, derogatory A crybaby, a complainer, a whinger; a shy or timid person, a wimp; a coward.
  • noun Australia, Atlantic Canada, New Zealand, slang A sulk or complaint; an act of sulking.
  • noun Alternative spelling of souq (“Arab market”)..
  • noun The mature female blue crab, Callinectes sapidus.
  • noun Scotland, rare Familiar name for a calf.
  • noun Familiar name for a cow.
  • noun Newfoundland A cow or sheep.
  • noun Australia, New Zealand A poddy calf.
  • noun US A female Chesapeake Bay blue crab.
  • interjection Scotland A call for calves.
  • interjection A call for cattle.
  • interjection Newfoundland A call for cattle or sheep.
  • verb Alternative spelling of suck.

Etymologies

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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.

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From Arabic سُوق (sūq). From 1926. See souq.

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Origin unknown. From 1950.

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Probably from suck. Compare sukey (attested 1838), Sucky (1844), Suke (1850); sook from 1906.

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English from 14thC, Scottish from 19thC. From Old English sūcan ("to suck"). See suck.

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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  • 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.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • 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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  • 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.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • 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.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • 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.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • 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.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • 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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Comments

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  • 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

  • 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