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Examples from the Web for souk
“This is the only place in the souk you can buy safety pins,” he said.
But as an American creating a new brand here, and living the daily life of the souk, he seems to be in a league of his own.
It is a bazaar, a souk, an open-air temple celebrating cheap desire.New York's Comic-Book Hero
March 4, 2011
As a result, the primary relationships in American family life have acquired the flavor of a Moroccan souk.Are the Glory Days of Fatherhood Over?
June 20, 2009
EBay has always been my souk of choice, but I haven't really had time to sell stuff there.The Bag Lady Papers, Part IV
January 14, 2009
There is a tale of a certain Arab shopkeeper of the Souk dEtoffes who married a stranger from overseas.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets
We came through the souk, where were the sticks of meat roasting, and lots of people.
I went to see the souk;—everybody was very civil;—no calling Kafer!
In the souk to-day, it was proved beyond all doubt that the Zinder people sell themselves into foreign slavery.
The souk to-day was full of people, but goods of value were wanting.
- (in Muslim countries, esp North Africa and the Middle East) an open-air marketplace
C20: from Arabic sūq
- Scot a variant spelling of sook 2
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Word Origin and History for souk
Arab bazaar, 1826, from French souk, from Arabic suq "marketplace."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper