ook

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

Interjection[edit]

ook

  1. The cry of a monkey.
    • 1995, Terry Pratchett, Soul Music
      He tapped the Librarian on the shoulder. "Excuse me —" "Ook?" "Those guys just called you a monkey," said Glod.
    • 2004, Robert Arellano, Don Dimaio of La Plata
      The irate ape cries, "Ook ook! Ai ai ai!" He springs off the edge of the stone basin, clawing Cantare across the face and bursting through the door.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch ook.

Adverb[edit]

ook

  1. also
  2. moreover

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch ooc, from Old Dutch ōk, ouk, from Proto-Germanic *auk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ook

  1. also, too, moreover
    Dat kan ik ook. – I can do that too.
  2. (in negative sentences) either
    Ik kan dat ook niet. – I can't do that either.
  3. -ever
    wie dan ook – whoever
    waar ook – wherever
  4. particle for emphasis
    Het heeft ook heel lang geduurd. – It did take very long.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English āc.

Noun[edit]

ook (plural ooks)

  1. oak (tree)
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, The Knight's Tale
      The brighte swerdes wenten to and fro
      So hidously þat with þe leste strook
      That it semeþ þat it wolde felle an ook

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