Gook vs Dook - What's the difference?

gook | dook |

As nouns the difference between gook and dook

is that gook is (slang|vulgar|pejorative|offensive|ethnic slur) a person from the far east, oceania or southeast asia, in particular a vietnamese, filipino, chinese, korean person or gook can be (informal) grime or mud while dook is a strong, untwilled linen or cotton.

As a verb dook is

(of a ferret) to make a certain clucking sound or dook can be (dialect) duck.

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Etymology 1

Use traced to U.S. Marines in Philippines in early 20th century.]Pearson, Kim, "[ Gook". Earliest recorded example is dated 1920.Seligman, Herbert J., " The Conquest of Haiti", The Nation, July 10, 1920. * Folk etymology suggests that during the Korean War, young Korean children would point at U.S. soldiers and shout ", guk) itself simply means "country". This explanation ignores the fact that there are many examples of the word's use that pre-date the Korean War.


(en noun)
  • (slang, vulgar, pejorative, offensive, ethnic slur) A person from the Far East, Oceania or Southeast Asia, in particular a Vietnamese, Filipino, Chinese, Korean person.
  • Usage notes
    * In the US, gook refers particularly to a Vietnamese person in the context of the Vietnam War, and particularly to the Viet Cong. It is generally considered highly offensive, on a par with nigger.

    Etymology 2

    Possible blend of goop and gunk.


    (en noun)
  • (informal) Grime or mud.
  • * {{quote-book, 1983, Len O'Connor, A Reporter in Sweet Chicago, isbn=0809276488 citation
  • , passage="Roost No More" was a yellow gook that Joe's people would spread around, for a fee, on the ledges of houses and commercial buildings plagued by pigeons.}}
    Derived terms
    * gooky * gook up

    See also

    * gook wagon



    Etymology 1



    (en verb)
  • (of a ferret) To make a certain clucking sound.
  • Etymology 2



    (en verb)
  • (dialect) duck
  • * 1835 , James Baillie Fraser, The Highland smugglers, Volume 2
  • But anger is a blin' guide — he dooked from the first blow, an' it passed wi' little ill; an' he raised his drawn sword, an' made a wild cut at my head...

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) . See also (l) (cloth).

    Alternative forms

    * (l)


    (en noun)
  • a strong, untwilled linen or cotton.
  • Derived terms
    * (l) * (l) ----