Many of those who voted for President Clinton, Bork averred, did so because they were rooked by devious liberal lies.
You must speak to no one in the streets, as they would not leave you till you were rooked and beaten.
I'll try to show you enough about the game so you don't get rooked.
Hands down, without a struggle, the Paliser estate was rooked.
What has become of the six hundred you rooked from our table last month?
Similar justice would, I think, have been dealt out to a gambler who rooked the young and the inexperienced.
Most likely had rooked somebody of a few dollars at cards overnight.
It vexed me often to see a fine, generous lad surrounded by spongers who rooked him at every turn; but what could one do?
What has became of the six hundred you rooked from our table last month?
Thinkin' I'm gittin' rooked because I'm a tenderfoot, I raise a row to oncet and start to climb the guy.
"European crow," Old English hroc, from Proto-Germanic *khrokaz (cf. Old Norse hrokr, Middle Dutch roec, Dutch roek, Middle Swedish roka, Old High German hruoh "crow"), possibly imitative of its raucous voice (cf. Gaelic roc "croak," Sanskrit kruc "to cry out"). Used as a disparaging term for persons since at least c.1500, and extended by 1570s to mean "a cheat," especially at cards or dice.
chess piece, c.1300, from Old French roc, from Arabic rukhkh, from Persian rukh, of unknown meaning, perhaps somehow related to the Indian name for the piece, rut, from Hindi rath "chariot." Confused in Middle English with roc.
"to defraud by cheating" (originally especially in a game), 1590s, from rook (n.1) in some sense (e.g. "a gull, simpleton," but this is not attested until 17c.). Related: Rooked; rooking.
: Balcony seats for 40 bucks are a real rook
To cheat; defraud; gyp: who would rook them for two dollars (1577+)
[probably fr the thieving habits of the rook, which it shares with other corvine birds like the crow and magpie]