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(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.’
A street party or trade fair.
Mid 19th century: from Chinook Jargon.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.