Hooks

[ hoo ks ]
/ hʊks /

noun

Benjamin Lawson,1925–2010, U.S. lawyer, clergyman, and civil-rights advocate: executive director of the NAACP 1977–93.

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Definition for hooks (2 of 3)

Origin of hook

1
before 900; 1830–40, Americanism for def 36; Middle English hoke (noun and v.), Old English hōc (noun); cognate with Dutch hoek hook, angle, corner; akin to German Haken, Old Norse haki

OTHER WORDS FROM hook

hook·less, adjectivehook·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hook

penance pennants

Definition for hooks (3 of 3)

hook2
[ hoo k ]
/ hʊk /

verb (used without object)

Slang. to work as a prostitute.

Origin of hook

2
back formation from hooker1
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British Dictionary definitions for hooks

hook
/ (hʊk) /

noun

verb

See also hook-up

Derived forms of hook

hookless, adjectivehooklike, adjective

Word Origin for hook

Old English hōc; related to Middle Dutch hōk, Old Norse haki
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Idioms and Phrases with hooks

hook

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