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sook or (Scot) souk2 (suːk)
 
vb
1.  to suck
 
n
2.  the act or an instance of sucking
3.  a sycophant; toady
 
[Old English sūcan]
 
souk or (Scot) souk2
 
vb
 
n
 
[Old English sūcan]

souk or suq1 (suːk)
 
n
(in Muslim countries, esp North Africa and the Middle East) an open-air marketplace
 
[C20: from Arabic sūq]
 
suq or suq1
 
n
 
[C20: from Arabic sūq]

souk2 (suːk)
 
vb, —n
(Scot) a variant spelling of sook

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Word Origin & History

souk
Arab bazaar, 1826, from Arabic suq "marketplace."
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souk

originally, a public market district of a Persian town. From Persia the term spread to Arabia (the Arabic word suq is synonymous), Turkey, and North Africa. In India it came to be applied to a single shop, and in current English usage it is applied both to a single shop or concession selling miscellaneous articles and to a fair at which such miscellany is sold, sometimes for charity

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Example sentences
Another popular area for shopping is the downtown souk, although the area still bares scares from the war.
Shop in the souk, visit the camel market and catch the sound and light show at night over the pyramids.
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