Origin of spook
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OTHER WORDS FROM spookspook·er·y, nounspookish, adjective
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How to use spook in a sentence
And he just so happens to be the hardest-working spook on the planet.Iran’s Top Spy Is the Modern-Day Karla, John Le Carré’s Villainous Mastermind|Michael Weiss|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Few people knew better than Orson Welles how to spook an entire country.When Mars Attacked 75 Years Ago—And Everyone Believed It|Marc Wortman|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Authorities in Moscow claim to have arrested an American spook wearing wigs and carrying an incriminating letter.
A third test will, therefore, further spook nervous allies and create a new sense of vulnerability among Americans.
From suave Jack Ryan to smarmy Eugene Kittridge, potential candidates for America's next top spook.10 Fictional Replacements for CIA Chief David Petraeus|Ben Teitelbaum, Laura Colarusso|November 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
More than with the "spook," however, was the public mind agitated by other rumors which touched upon "south meadow."Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
A speck is a minute spot, and among the ancients a speck or dot within a circle was the symbol of the central Spook or Spectre.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
It gets me what she was doing in that spook place alone at night.
How do you connect this gentlemanly spook with the treasure, your Excellency?The Ghost Breaker|Charles Goddard
I think there is more in this spook story than Colonel McClure knows of, or, at least, will admit.