snook

noun (1)
\ ˈsnu̇k How to pronounce snook (audio) , ˈsnük \
plural snook or snooks

Definition of snook

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a large vigorous bony fish (Centropomus undecimalis of the family Centropomidae) of coastal and brackish waters of the southern U.S. to Brazil that is an important food and sport fish
2 : any of various marine fishes of the same family as the snook

snook

noun (2)

Definition of snook (Entry 2 of 2)

: a gesture of derision made by thumbing the nose

First Known Use of snook

Noun (1)

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for snook

Noun (1)

Dutch snoek pike, snook

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Snook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snook. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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