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noun (1)

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

variant of guck

: oozy sloppy dirt or debris
broadly : goo, gunk

Word History


Noun (1)

origin unknown

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gook was in 1901

Dictionary Entries Near gook

Cite this Entry

“Gook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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