hooker
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈhʊk.ə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhʊk.ɚ/
Noun

hooker (plural hookers)

  1. One who, or that which, hook#Verb|hooks.
  2. A small fishing boat.
  3. (nautical, slang, derogatory) Any antiquated craft.
    • 1896, Joseph Conrad, An Outcast of the Islands, Part III, Chapter Two,
      […] the poor Flash is gone, and there is an end of it. Poor old hooker. Hey, Almayer? You made a voyage or two with me. Wasn’t she a sweet craft?
  4. (rugby) A player who hooks the ball out of the scrum with his foot.
  5. A crocheter.
  6. (archaic, thieves) A thief who uses a pole with a hook on the end to steal goods.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • French: talonneur, talonneuse
  • German: Hakler
  • Italian: tallonatore
  • Spanish: (Latin America) hooker, (Spain) talonador, talonadora
Noun

hooker (plural hookers)

  1. (US, slang) A prostitute. [from 1845]
  2. (slang, dated, 1920s to 1940s) An imprecise measure of alcoholic drink; a "slug" (of gin), or an overlarge gulp.
Synonyms
Hooker
Proper noun
  1. Surname for a maker of hooks.
  2. An unincorporated community in Tehama County, California.
  3. An unincorporated community in Dade County, Georgia.
  4. An unincorporated community in Clay County, Kentucky.
  5. A ghost town in Pulaski County, Missouri.
  6. An unincorporated community in Fairfield County, Ohio.
  7. A small city in Texas County, Oklahoma.
  8. An unincorporated community in Turner County, South Dakota.



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