Definition of Hooker

1. Noun. United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879).

Exact synonyms: Fighting Joe Hooker, Joseph Hooker
Generic synonyms: Full General, General

2. Noun. English theologian (1554-1600).
Exact synonyms: Richard Hooker
Generic synonyms: Theologian, Theologiser, Theologist, Theologizer

3. Noun. A prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets.

4. Noun. A golfer whose shots typically curve left (for right-handed golfers).
Generic synonyms: Golf Player, Golfer, Linksman
Derivative terms: Hook

5. Noun. (rugby) the player in the middle of the front row of the scrum who tries to capture the ball with the foot.
Category relationships: Rugby, Rugby Football, Rugger
Generic synonyms: Athlete, Jock

Definition of Hooker

1. n. One who, or that which, hooks.

Definition of Hooker

1. Noun. (slang) A prostitute. ¹

2. Noun. A small fishing boat. ¹

3. Noun. (rugby) a player who hooks the ball out of the scrum with his foot. ¹

4. Noun. A crocheter. ¹

5. Noun. A person or thing that hooks. ¹

6. Noun. (slang dated) A measurement of alcohol without definite amounts, meaning the same thing as a "slug" (of gin), an overlarge gulp. Used from the 1920s through the 1940s. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hooker

1. a prostitute [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hooker

1. 1. One who, or that which, hooks. 2. A Dutch vessel with two masts. A fishing boat with one mast, used on the coast of Ireland. A sailor's contemptuous term for any antiquated craft. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hooker

hook up with
hook wrench
hooka
hookah
hookahs
hookas
hookbill
hookbills
hookean behaviour
hooked
hooked bone
hooked bundle of Russell
hooked fasciculus
hooked up
hookedness
hookers
hookey
hookeys
hookgun
hookguns
hookier
hookies
hookiest
hooking
hooking up
hookium
hookkeeper
hookkeepers
hookless

Literary usage of Hooker

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States by Horace Greeley (1866)
"hooker and devolving the command on Gen. Meade; who was therewith advised ... hooker at once took leave of the army, with whose fortunes he had been so long ..."

2. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1830)
"The Ecclesiastical Polity, and other Works of Richard hooker; with his Lift>., ... To which are now first added the " Christian Letter" to Mr. hooker, ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1893)
"Thomas hooker was noted, entertaining the same sociologie ideas which he entertained and to which he gave force in the Colony of Connecticut. ..."

4. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1892)
"It is John hooker who says here that, on the day of the execution hooker. at Fort del Ore, " Captain Raleigh with Captain Mackworth entered into the Castle ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1856)
"T'\R. hooker has been a fortunate as well as an enterprising traveller. The son of that eminent botanist and estimable man, Sir William hooker, ..."

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