skookum

First rate or the best (from Chinook jargon)

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • skookum — ☆ skookum [sko͞o′kəm ] adj. [Chinook jargon, evil spirit] [Northwest & Cdn.] strong, big, excellent, etc …   English World dictionary

  • skookum — I. ˈskükəm noun ( s) Etymology: Chinook jargon, powerful, evil spirit, from Chehalis skukm : an evil spirit II. adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • skookum — /skooh keuhm/, adj. Northwest U.S., Canada. 1. large; powerful; impressive. 2. excellent; first rate. [1825 35, Amer.; < Chinook Jargon: strong, powerful < Lower Chehalis (Salishan language of the Washington coast) skwakwam ghost, spirit, monster …   Universalium

  • skookum — 1. adjective /ˈskuːkəm/ a) Excellent, impressive. b) big, strong, durable, reliable, trustworthy, doughty 2 …   Wiktionary

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  • skookum — Canadian Slang Saskatchewan slang (said skoo kum) for strong , can also mean great , big , and excellent …   English dialects glossary

  • skookum — skoo·kum …   English syllables

  • skookum — skoo•kum [[t]ˈsku kəm[/t]] adj. Northw. U.S., Can. 1) can. large and powerful; brave 2) excellent • Etymology: 1825–35; < Chinook Jargon: strong, powerful …   From formal English to slang

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