gook

noun (1)
\ˈgük \

Definition of gook 

(Entry 1 of 2)

offensive

used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a nonwhite, non-American person and especially for an Asian person

gook

noun (2)
\ˈgu̇k, ˈgük\

variant of

: oozy sloppy dirt or debris broadly : goo, gunk

First Known Use of gook

Noun (1)

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gook

Noun (1)

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