sook

[ soo k ]
/ sʊk /

noun

Australia and New Zealand. a timid, cowardly person, especially a young person; crybaby.

interjection

Midland U.S. (used to summon cows from the pasture).

Origin of sook

1890–95; probably from earlier sense “calf reared by hand,” perhaps suck(-calf), with spelling representing N England, Scots pronunciation of suck (but earliest cited pronunciation of sook is (so̅o̅k))
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British Dictionary definitions for sook (1 of 2)

sook

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/ (sʊk) /

noun

Southwest English dialect a baby
derogatory a coward
NZ informal a calf

Word Origin for sook

perhaps from Old English sūcan to suck, influenced by Welsh swci swead tame

British Dictionary definitions for sook (2 of 2)

sook

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souk

Scot

verb

to suck

noun

the act or an instance of sucking
a sycophant; toady

Word Origin for sook

Old English sūcan
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