Definition of Skookum

1. Noun. A domestic cat breed. ¹



2. Adjective. (chiefly British Columbia Yukon Northwest US) Excellent, impressive. ¹

3. Adjective. (chiefly British Columbia Yukon Northwest US) big, strong, durable, reliable, trustworthy, doughty ¹

4. Noun. (chiefly among Northwest Coast Aboriginal people) An evil spirit or woodland monster/giant ¹

5. Noun. a type of doll based on the mythical woodland monster ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skookum

1. excellent [adj] - See also: excellent

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skookum

skodaic resonance
skoff
skoffed
skoffing
skoffs
skokiaan
skokiaans
skol
skolezite
skolia
skolion
skollie
skollies
skolly
skonce
skookum
skookums
skoosh
skooshed
skooshes
skooshing
skoramis
skordalia
skorodite
skorpion
skort
skorts
skosh
skoshes
skotison

Literary usage of Skookum

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1. The Days of a Man: Being Memories of a Naturalist, Teacher, and Minor by David Starr Jordan (1922)
"According to Ogilvie, Skookum ("Swift") Jim, an Indian of Caribou Crossing, ... Then Skookum Jim started out at top speed, "touching only the high places," ..."

2. Pickett and His Men by La Salle Corbell Pickett (1899)
"CHAPTER V. "Skookum TUM-TUM." The General did not like to fight his battles over. He said that the memories they revived were too bitter to be cherished. ..."

3. New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers by Edward Pollock Anschutz (1917)
"Skookum CHUCK (Some readers may be startled at this name, applied to a remedy, but under that name it came before the profession and the name has stuck. ..."

4. New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies by Edward Pollock Anshutz (1900)
"Skookum CHUCK. (Some readers may be startled at this name, applied to a remedy, but under that name it came before the profession and the name has stuck. ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"the Skookum Box & Lumber Company was defendant; that as the duly qualified and acting receiver of the Skookum Box & Lumber Company, ..."

6. New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers by Edward Pollock Anschutz (1917)
"Skookum CHUCK (Some readers may be startled at this name, applied to a remedy, but under that name it came before the profession and the name has ..."

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