adjective Northwest U.S., Canada.
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Origin of skookum
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Example sentences from the Web for skookum
But he knew that Dave Walsh was a big man, worth lots of money, a hi-yu skookum chief.Lost Face|Jack London
Although Austin lowered his voice, she drew nearer, prepared to take an intelligent interest in the "new riffles up on Skookum."
Muckluck gaped, sat down a minute, and rocked her body back and forth with hidden face, got up and called sharply: "Skookum!"
Ahnkuttie nika papa yahka papa, hyas skookum tyee kopa konaway Yakima tilikum, klatawa wake siah yahka la tet.Mount Rainier|Various
But Skookum had buried a bone under some brushes by the plain and next day the hated Horton dog appeared.Rolf In The Woods|Ernest Thompson Seton