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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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