snook


snook
snook “derisive gesture,” 1791, of unknown origin.

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  • Snook — or Snoek may refer to:* Fish in the family ** Centropomidae especially the common snook. ** Gempylidae (Snake Mackerels) ** Percidae (Perches) ** Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos), subfamily: Scombrinae ** Sphyraenidae (Barracudas) **… …   Wikipedia

  • snook — snook1 [snook] n. pl. snook or snooks [Du snoek, pike < MDu snoec, akin to ON snokr, small shark & OE snacc, small vessel] any of a family (Centropomidae) of percoid fishes of warm seas; esp., a large game and food fish (Centropomus… …   English World dictionary

  • Snook — (sn[=oo]k), v. i. [Prov. E. snook to search out, to follow by the scent; cf. Sw. snoka to lurk, LG. sn[ o]ggen, snuckern, sn[ o]kern, to snuffle, to smell about, to search for.] To lurk; to lie in ambush. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snook — Snook, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 568 Housing Units (2000): 252 Land area (2000): 2.010121 sq. miles (5.206189 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003327 sq. miles (0.008617 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.013448 sq. miles (5.214806 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Snook, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 568 Housing Units (2000): 252 Land area (2000): 2.010121 sq. miles (5.206189 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003327 sq. miles (0.008617 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.013448 sq. miles (5.214806 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Snook — Snook, n. [D. snoek.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large perchlike marine food fish ({Centropomus undecimalis}) found both on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of tropical America; called also {ravallia}, and {robalo}. (b) The cobia. (c) The garfish. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snook — [snu:k US snuk, snu:k] n →cock a snook at ↑cock2 (5) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snook — [ snuk, snuk ] noun BRITISH MAINLY JOURNALISM cock a snook at to deliberately do something that insults someone or shows a lack of respect for someone or something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • snook — snook; snook·er; …   English syllables

  • snook — ► NOUN (in phrase cock a snook) informal, chiefly Brit. 1) place one s hand so that the thumb touches one s nose and the fingers are spread out, as a gesture of contempt. 2) openly show contempt or a lack of respect for someone or something.… …   English terms dictionary


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