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nook

[noo k] /nʊk/
noun
1.
a corner, as in a room.
2.
any secluded or obscure corner.
3.
any small recess:
a breakfast nook.
4.
any remote or sheltered spot:
a shady nook that was ideal for a picnic.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English nok
Related forms
nooklike, adjective
Can be confused
cranny, nook.
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British Dictionary definitions for nooklike

nook

/nʊk/
noun
1.
a corner or narrow recess, as in a room
2.
a secluded or sheltered place; retreat
Word Origin
C13: origin obscure; perhaps related to Norwegian dialect nok hook
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Word Origin and History for nooklike

nook

n.

c.1300, noke, of unknown origin. Possibly connected with Norwegian dialectal nokke "hook, bent figure," or Old English hnecca "neck," but the sense evolution would be difficult.

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