- Also shook up. Slang. strongly affected by an event, circumstance, etc.; emotionally unsettled: She was so shook she couldn't speak.
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Related Words for shookerbewildered, perplexed, doubtful, baffled, rattled, mystified, clueless, befuddled, perturbed, shaky, miffed, anxious, agitated, jittery, distraught, troubled, afflicted, thrown, lost, stumped
- (in timber working) a set of parts ready for assembly, esp of a barrel
- a group of sheaves piled together on end; shock
Word Origin for shook
C18: of unknown origin
- the past tense of shake
- Australian and NZ informal keen on; enthusiastic about
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Word Origin and History for shooker
"disturbed," 1891, past participle adjective from shake (v.). Shook up "excited" is 1897 slang, revived 1957 by Elvis Presley.
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