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skookum

noun skoo·kum \ˈskükəm\

Definition of skookum

plural

-s

  1. :  an evil spirit

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Origin and Etymology of skookum

Chinook jargon, powerful, evil spirit, from Chehalis skukm


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skookum

adjective skoo·kum \"\

Definition of skookum

  1. 1 :  marked by strength or power was a skookum eater most times, but he pushed his bowl away — Arthur Mayse

  2. 2 :  marked by excellent quality :  first-rate as handsome and healthy as skookum apples — Time

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Origin and Etymology of skookum

Chinook jargon


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