snook

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: sno͞ok, IPA(key): /snuːk/
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  • Rhymes: -uːk

Etymology 1[edit]

common snooks, Centropomus undecimalis

Dutch snoek (pike, Esox)

Noun[edit]

snook (plural snooks)

  1. A freshwater and marine fish of the family Centropomidae in the order Perciformes.
    1. Centropomus undecimalis, the common snook.
  2. Any of various other ray-finned fishes in several families.

Verb[edit]

snook (third-person singular simple present snooks, present participle snooking, simple past and past participle snooked)

  1. To fish for snook.
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Etymology 2[edit]

a boy cocking a snook

From the 19th century. Unknown origin, possibly related to snoot or snout.

Noun[edit]

snook (plural snooks)

  1. (Britain, derogatory, as a gesture) A disrespectful gesture, performed by placing the tip of a thumb on one's nose with the fingers spread, and typically while wiggling the fingers back and forth.
Usually only one hand is used.
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Verb[edit]

snook (third-person singular simple present snooks, present participle snooking, simple past and past participle snooked)

  1. (obsolete) To sniff out.
  2. (obsolete) To lurk; to lie in ambush.

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