suki (plural sukis)
- In some Asian cultures, a favored customer, a regular who receives preferential treatment.
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.
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.
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.
- (martial arts) An opening to the enemy; a weak spot that provides an advantage for one's opponent.
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.
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.
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.
From Hokkien 主客 (chú-kheh, “important customer”).
- A favored customer, a regular who receives preferential treatment.
- A favorite seller or vendor.
- Third-person singular indicative past form of sukia.
- rōmaji reading of すき
- genitive singular of suka
- nominative plural of suka
- accusative plural of suka
- vocative plural of suka