dook

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Verb[edit]

dook (third-person singular simple present dooks, present participle dooking, simple past and past participle dooked)

  1. (of a ferret) To make a certain clucking sound.

Etymology 2[edit]

duck

Verb[edit]

dook (third-person singular simple present dooks, present participle dooking, simple past and past participle dooked)

  1. (dialect) duck
    • 1835, James Baillie Fraser, The Highland smugglers, Volume 2
      But anger is a blin' guide — he dooked from the first blow, an' it passed wi' little ill; an' he raised his drawn sword, an' made a wild cut at my head...

Etymology 3[edit]

From Dutch doek (cloth, fabric, canvas), from Middle Dutch doec, from Old Dutch *dōc, from Proto-Germanic *dōkaz (cloth), from Proto-Indo-European *dwōg-, *dwōk- (cloth). See also duck (cloth).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

dook (plural dooks)

  1. (UK dialectal) a strong, untwilled linen or cotton.
Derived terms[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

dook

  1. singular past indicative of duiken

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

dook (plural dooks)

  1. duck (act of ducking)
  2. bathe

Verb[edit]

tae dook (third-person singular simple present dooks, present participle dookin, simple past dookit, past participle dookit)

  1. to duck
  2. to bathe