Definition of skookum in English:

skookum

adjective

North American
informal
  • (of a person or animal) strong, brave, or impressive:

    ‘that other old cow looked a little more skookum’
    • ‘Most people who've learned English in this part of the world would understand if you said something was skookum, but those from elsewhere would be puzzled.’
    • ‘I haven't done the search engine yet, but other than that it looks skookum.’

noun

North American
archaic
  • A street party or trade fair.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Chinook Jargon.

Pronunciation:

skookum

/ˈskuːkəm/