shook

1 of 2

past tense and chiefly dialectal past participle of shake

shook

2 of 2

noun

1
a
: a set of staves and headings for one hogshead, cask, or barrel
b
: a bundle of parts (as of boxes) ready to be put together
2

Word History

Etymology

Noun

origin unknown

First Known Use

Noun

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of shook was in 1796

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“Shook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shook. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

shook

past of shake

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