noun (1)
hook·​er | \ ˈhu̇-kər How to pronounce hooker (audio) \

Definition of hooker

 (Entry 1 of 6)

1 : one that hooks
2 : drink a hooker of Scotch


noun (2)

Definition of hooker (Entry 2 of 6)

: a one-masted fishing boat used on the English and Irish coasts also : a small clumsy boat


biographical name (1)
Hook·​er | \ ˈhu̇-kər How to pronounce Hooker (audio) \

Definition of Hooker (Entry 3 of 6)

Joseph 1814–1879 American general


biographical name (2)

Definition of Hooker (Entry 4 of 6)

Sir Joseph Dalton 1817–1911 English botanist


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Definition of Hooker (Entry 5 of 6)

Richard 1554–1600 English theologian


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Definition of Hooker (Entry 6 of 6)

Thomas 1586?–1647 English Puritan clergyman and founder of Connecticut

First Known Use of hooker

Noun (1)

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1801, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hooker

Noun (2)

Dutch hoeker, alteration of Middle Dutch hoecboot, from hoec fishhook + boot boat

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