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nounEnglish Regional, Scottish, Northern
A bottom corner of a bag, sack, etc. Frequently in extended use in phrases, as "one's own poke-nook": one's own means; "to pickle in one's own poke-nook": to rely on one's own resources.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Sempill (d. ?1595), poet and protestant controversialist. From poke + nook.
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