souk

[sook, shook]
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souk

1

suq

noun
  1. (in Muslim countries, esp North Africa and the Middle East) an open-air marketplace

Word Origin for souk

C20: from Arabic sūq

souk

2
verb, noun
  1. Scot a variant spelling of sook 2
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Word Origin and History for souk
n.

Arab bazaar, 1826, from French souk, from Arabic suq "marketplace."

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