skookum

noun
skoo·​kum | \ ˈskükəm\
plural -s

Definition of skookum

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an evil spirit

skookum

adjective
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Definition of skookum (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : marked by strength or power was a skookum eater most times, but he pushed his bowl away— Arthur Mayse
2 : marked by excellent quality : first-rate as handsome and healthy as skookum applesTime

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History and Etymology for skookum

Noun

Chinook jargon, powerful, evil spirit, from Chehalis skukm

Adjective

Chinook jargon

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