[ noo k ]
/ nʊk /


a corner, as in a room.
any secluded or obscure corner.
any small recess: a breakfast nook.
any remote or sheltered spot: a shady nook that was ideal for a picnic.

Origin of nook

1250–1300; Middle English nok

Related forms

nook·like, adjective

Can be confused

cranny nook Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for nook


/ (nʊk) /


a corner or narrow recess, as in a room
a secluded or sheltered place; retreat

Word Origin for nook

C13: origin obscure; perhaps related to Norwegian dialect nok hook
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