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gook 1(go͝ok, go͞ok)
Variant of guck.
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.]
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1. slang a derogatory word for a person from a Far Eastern country
2. informal a messy sticky substance; muck
[C20: of uncertain origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
[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.—n.
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a native of a country of E Asia or Oceania, esp. Vietnam.)
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|Noun||1.||gook - 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)|
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
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gook[guːk] N (US) (pej) → asiático/a m/f
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