sook

sook

[sook]
noun
1.
Australia and New Zealand. a timid, cowardly person, especially a young person; crybaby.
interjection
2.
Midland U.S. (used to summon cows from the pasture).

Origin:
1890–95; probably from earlier sense “calf reared by hand,” perhaps suck(-calf), with spelling representing N England, Scots pronunciation of suck (but earliest cited pronunciation of sook is (so̅o̅k))

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sook1 (sʊk)
 
n
1.  dialect (Southwest English) a baby
2.  derogatory a coward
3.  informal (NZ) a calf
 
[perhaps from Old English sūcan to suck, influenced by Welsh swci swead tame]

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]

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