Definition of souk
: a marketplace in northern Africa or the Middle East; also : a stall in such a marketplace
Recent Examples of souk from the Web
By day, an Isidore Newman School athletic field, but for one night, it was transformed into a Moroccan souk/party palace for the Newman Parents Association's Magic Carpet Ride benefit, April 22.
At the souk, several men are standing outside a shop.
Both the mosque and the souk, shielded by stone walls at times more than three feet thick, appear structurally sound, despite the immense damage.
Day Four Check out, then do an hour at the falcon souk, where locals shop for birds of prey that can fetch five figures, and head back to Hamad International.
Going to the grocery store was not like going to the souk.
Sections of the citadel, the minaret of the city’s storied Umayyad Mosque, and large sections of its medieval souk have either been destroyed or sustained heavy damage.
In Dubai, 80 percent of everybody is a foreigner, yet its characteristic bazaars and souks thrive.
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Origin and Etymology of souk
Arabic sūq market
First Known Use: 1826See Words from the same year
SOUK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of souk for English Language Learners
: a marketplace in North Africa or the Middle East
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