suki

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See also: sukī

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

suki (plural sukis)

  1. In some Asian cultures, a favored customer, a regular who receives preferential treatment.
    • 1973, William G. Davis, Social Relations in a Philippine Market: Self-interest and Subjectivity, ISBN 0520019040, page 230:
      Near the opposite end of the suki continuum, the "subjective" pole, are special suki.
    • 2007, Isabel S. Panopio, & Realidad Santico Rolda, Society & Culture, ISBN 9715741010, page 216:
      Frequent buyers in a particular store become the suki, so that with this kind of a relationship, the marketgoer gets an extra treat, like obtaining more tomatoes for the price of a kilo.
    • 2011, Robert S. Pomeroy & ‎Neil Andrew, Small-scale Fisheries Management, ISBN 1845936086, page 169:
      The suki relationship in the Philippines, a credit/marketing linkage, is often assumed to be exploitative of the fisher.
  2. (martial arts) An opening to the enemy; a weak spot that provides an advantage for one's opponent.
    • 1959, Daisetz Teitarō Suzuki, Zen and Japanese culture, page 143:
      This gluing is "stoppage," and every stoppage means giving an advantage to the enemy, which is a suki.
    • 1997, Hiroshi Ozawa, Kendo: The Definitive Guide, ISBN 4770021194, page 20:
      When you receive a strike, it is because there is a suki. Your opponent draws your attention to your weak spots, and you endeavor to ensure that you do not receive a strike in the same place again.
    • 2006, Kevin L. Seiler & ‎Donald J. Seller, Karate-do, ISBN 0979010802, page 61:
      Often, though, a suki to the chest will cause the sword to become lodged between bone and cartilage making it very difficult to quickly remove.

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Hokkien 主客 (chú-kheh, “important customer”).

Noun[edit]

suki

  1. a favored customer, a regular who receives preferential treatment
  2. a favorite seller or vendor

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare sukol.

Verb[edit]

suki

  1. to go against; to oppose; to resist
  2. to disobey

Finnish[edit]

Verb[edit]

suki

  1. Third-person singular indicative past form of sukia.

Anagrams[edit]


Ido[edit]

Noun[edit]

suki

  1. plural of suko

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

suki

  1. Rōmaji transcription of すき

Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

suki

  1. genitive singular of suka
  2. nominative plural of suka
  3. accusative plural of suka
  4. vocative plural of suka

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Chinese.

Noun[edit]

sukì

  1. old or regular customer or client