gook

noun (1)
\ ˈgük How to pronounce gook (audio) \

Definition of gook

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

gook

noun (2)
\ ˈgu̇k How to pronounce gook (audio) , 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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“Gook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gook. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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