[ gook, gook ]
/ gʊk, guk /
makeup, especially when thickly applied: She looks ridiculous with all that gook around her eyes.
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[ gook ]
/ guk /
noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a native of Southeast Asia or the South Pacific, especially a member of an enemy military force.
a contemptuous term used to refer to any dark-skinned foreigner, especially a non-European or non-American.
anyone who is offensive to others because of stupidity, coarseness, etc.
Origin of gook2
usage note for gook
The earliest recorded uses of this term were by U.S. Marines when referring to Haitians and Filipinos. It continued to be common slang in the American military, especially during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
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British Dictionary definitions for gook
/ (ɡʊk, ɡuːk) /
slang a derogatory word for a person from a Far Eastern country
informal a messy sticky substance; muck
Word Origin for gook
C20: of uncertain origin
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