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1spook

noun \ˈspük\

Definition of SPOOK

1
:  ghost, specter
2
:  an undercover agent :  spy
spook·ish \ˈspü-kish\ adjective
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Examples of SPOOK

  1. <Russia recalled its spooks after the collapse of the Soviet Union.>
  2. <Halloween is the night when spooks and goblins are said to roam abroad.>

Origin of SPOOK

Dutch; akin to Middle Low German spōk ghost
First Known Use: 1801

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith

Rhymes with SPOOK

2spook

verb

: to scare or frighten (a person or animal)

: to become frightened

Full Definition of SPOOK

transitive verb
1
:  haunt 3
2
:  to make frightened or frantic :  scare; especially :  to startle into violent activity (as stampeding)
intransitive verb
:  to become spooked <cattle spooking at shadows>

Examples of SPOOK

  1. The noise spooked the cat.
  2. The little girl was spooked by scary masks.

First Known Use of SPOOK

1883
SPOOKED Defined for Kids

1spook

verb \ˈspük\
spookedspook·ing

Definition of SPOOK for Kids

:  to make or become frightened

2spook

noun

Definition of SPOOK for Kids

:  ghost, specter

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