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Definition of spook noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    spook

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//spuːk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//spuːk//
     
    (informal)
     
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  1. 1a ghost a castle haunted by spooks
  2. 2(especially North American English) a spy a CIA spook
  3. Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Dutch, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: spook

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