snookums


snookums
snookums trivial term of endearment, 1919, from Snooks, proper name used in Britain for "a hypothetical person" (1860), Cf. Joe Blow in U.S. As an actual proper name, Snooks dates back to the Domesday Book and may be from O.E. *snoc "a projecting point of land" (perhaps here with sense of "a big nose").

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  • snookums — [“snukamz OR “snukamz] n. <a nickname for a child or a lover.> (Also a term of address.) □ Now, now, snookums, it’s all right. □ Does my little snookums want to play? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • snookums — n Female term of endearment. Hello, snookums, how did your day go? 1910s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • snookums — noun A term of endearment, especially for a child …   Wiktionary

  • Snookums — term of endearment …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • snookums — Australian Slang term of endearment …   English dialects glossary

  • snookums — /ˈsnʊkəmz/ (say snookuhmz) noun Colloquial (a term of endearment, used especially of a baby or child.) Also, snooks /snʊks/ (say snooks). {compare 19th century snooks, an imaginary joker} …   Australian English dictionary

  • snookums —    A nonsense word used in American slang to address a baby or pet animal. It is used as an endearment but has no precise meaning. There is a reference in Henry Williamson’s The Dream of Fair Women to a song that was popular in the nineteen… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • snookums — …   Useful english dictionary

  • George McManus — Snookums por George McManus (1912 1918). George McManus (San Luis, Missouri, 23 de enero de 1884 Santa Mónica, California, 22 de octubre de 1954) fue un destacado autor de historietas estadounidense, autor de la serie Bringing Up Father. Nacido… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gus Meins — est un réalisateur, producteur et scénariste américain né le 6 mars 1893 à Los Angeles, Californie (États Unis), décédé le 1er août 1940 à La Crescenta (Californie). Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Filmographie …   Wikipédia en Français


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