Definition of sook in English:


Pronunciation: /suːk//sʊk/


Canadian, Australian, NZ
  • 1A person lacking spirit or self-confidence.

    • ‘He was impatient with bores, sooks and nags; he was full of ideas and energies, and hopeless at small details.’
    • ‘I can be a moper and a downright sook if left to my own devices at times.’
    • ‘Apparently tall thin men who have lost an arm in a machinery accident are not sooks.’
    • ‘Says everyone's favourite sook - ‘When I break up with my girlfriend, everybody has to know about it.’’
    • ‘He was in fine sook form last year, blaming Brisbane for being better.’
  • 2A hand-reared calf.

    • ‘He tried to soothe the heifer's anxiety with a calm voice. "Sook now. Sook."’


Mid 19th century: dialect variant of the noun suck.