amok

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1amok

noun \ə-ˈmək, -ˈmäk\

Definition of AMOK

:  a murderous frenzy that has traditionally been regarded as occurring especially in Malaysian culture

Variants of AMOK

amok also amuck \ə-ˈmək\

Origin of AMOK

Malay amok
First Known Use: 1665

2amok

adverb

: in a wild or uncontrolled manner

Full Definition of AMOK

1
:  in a murderously frenzied state
2
a :  in a violently raging manner
b :  in an undisciplined, uncontrolled, or faulty manner <films … about computers run amokPeople>

Variants of AMOK

amok also amuck

Examples of AMOK

  1. <returned to the classroom to find an escaped snake and her students running amok>

First Known Use of AMOK

1672

3amok

adjective

Definition of AMOK

:  possessed with or motivated by a murderous or violently uncontrollable frenzy

Variants of AMOK

amok also amuck

First Known Use of AMOK

1944

amok

noun \ə-ˈmək, -ˈmäk\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMOK

: an episode of sudden mass assault against people or objects usually by a single individual following a period of brooding that has traditionally been regarded as occurring especially in Malaysian culture but is now increasingly viewed as psychopathological behavior occurring worldwide in numerous countries and cultures
amok also amuck adjective or adverb

Variants of AMOK

amok also amuck \-ˈmək\

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