gook
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1920 usually offensive a nonwhite or non-American person; specifically Asian II. variant of guck

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  • gook — ☆ gook1 [gook, go͞ok ] n. [ GOO + (GUN)K] Slang any sticky, greasy, or slimy substance gook2 [go͞ok] n. [< ?] Slang an East Asian; specif., a Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, etc.: a hostile and contemptuous term …   English World dictionary

  • gook — [ guk ] noun AMERICAN 1. ) uncount INFORMAL a thick sticky substance: GOO 2. ) count OFFENSIVE a very offensive word for someone from Asia …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gook — 1899, U.S. military slang for Filipino during the insurrection there, probably from a native word, or imitative of the babbling sound of their language to American ears (Cf. barbarian). The term goo goo eyes soft, seductive eyes was in vogue… …   Etymology dictionary

  • gook — ► NOUN N. Amer. informal, offensive ▪ a person of SE Asian descent. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • gook — 1. (gook) (3001↑, 808↓) A derrogatory term used for the purpose of describing a korean. (Obtained form the korean pronunciation of their country, Hangook.) Author: Bill Flynn http://gook.urbanup.com/11558 2. (gook) (1945↑, 563↓) A term used to… …   Urban English dictionary

  • gook — [guk OR guk] 1. n. a slimy substance; a sediment or residue. □ There was a lot of gook in my crankcase. □ Too much of that gook will ruin your engine. 2. n. a foolish oaf. □ Wow, Chuck is turning into a real gook! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • gook — gob·ble·dy·gook; gook; gob·ble·de·gook; …   English syllables

  • gook — gook1 /gook, goohk/, n. Informal. 1. guck. 2. makeup, esp. when thickly applied: She looks ridiculous with all that gook around her eyes. [expressive word, perh. b. GOO and MUCK; cf. GUCK] gook2 /goohk/, n. Slang (disparaging and offensive). 1. a …   Universalium

  • Gook — Recorded as Gawke, Gook, Gooke, the patronymics Gawkes, Goakes, Gokes, and Gookes, the diminutives Gooken, Goky, Gookie, Gooky, Gookey, and possibly others, this interesting surname is English. It derives however from the pre 7th century Norse… …   Surnames reference

  • Gook — (racist) 1. South East Asian, especially a national of a country in which Western soldiers fought, as a Japanese, a Korean or a Vietnamese; 2. South East Asian; 3. South East Asian: gook food ; gook speak (originally US military slang (1920s);… …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • gook — Australian Slang (racist) 1. South East Asian, especially a national of a country in which Western soldiers fought, as a Japanese, a Korean or a Vietnamese; 2. South East Asian; 3. South East Asian: gook food ; gook speak (originally US military… …   English dialects glossary

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