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gook 1

 (go͝ok, go͞ok)
Variant of guck.

gook 2

n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or descent.

[Perhaps alteration of earlier goo-goo, native inhabitant of the Philippines, Pacific islander.]


(ɡʊk; ɡuːk)
1. slang a derogatory word for a person from a Far Eastern country
2. informal a messy sticky substance; muck
[C20: of uncertain origin]


(gʊk, guk)

[1950–55; variant of guck]



usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It was used esp. during the Vietnam War to refer to North Vietnamese soldiers, although it has also referred to other nonwhites or non-Americans. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a native of a country of E Asia or Oceania, esp. Vietnam.)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gook - any thick, viscous mattergook - any thick, viscous matter    
matter - that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it"
sapropel - sludge (rich in organic matter) that accumulates at the bottom of lakes or oceans
2.gook - (slang) a disparaging term for an Asian person (especially for North Vietnamese soldiers in the Vietnam War)
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Oriental, oriental person - a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)


[guːk] N (US) (pej) → asiático/a m/f
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A gook is a pejorative term referring to a foreigner, particularly a person of Asian descent.
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A rare goal from Dong Gook Lee, only his second since arriving at the Riverside last January, gave the Premier League side control after 17 minutes.
They refer to me all the time as a gook which is very insulting and hurts me very much.
The contempt and bestiality will scarcely surprise those who have much studied American imperialism, but hearing the term gook applied to black people may.
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Boro's record signing received a rapturous reception when he sashayed onto the pitch for the last 30-odd minutes in place of perma-disappointment Dong Gook Lee.