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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun spook:


Spook is sometimes a misspelling of spoke.

The word spook is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun spook

What does spook mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: spooks

  1. someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
  2. a mental representation of some haunting experience

Alternative definition of the noun spook


  1. A spirit returning to haunt a place.
  2. A ghost or an apparition.
  3. A hobgoblin.
  4. [espionage] A spy.
  5. A scare or fright.
  6. [dated, pejorative] A black person.

Definition of the verb spook

What does spook mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: spooked | spooking | spooks

  1. frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action

Alternative definition of the verb spook


  1. To scare or frighten.
  2. To startle or frighten an animal


"Spook" a.k.a. "Scapeghost" is a text adventure game by Level 9 released in 1989. It is the last adventure game by the company to be published.


"Spook" is a 1988 Australian film about a family who goes on a getaway and is attached by something dangerous in the forest.


"Spook" a.k.a. "Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife", published by W. W. Norton & Company, a non-fiction work by Mary Roach, is a humorous scientific exploration as to whether there is a soul that survives death. In Britain, the title of the book is Six Feet Over: Adventures in the Afterlife.


  1. Spook is a fictional character from the 2007 film Shooter.
  2. The Spook is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe. He first appeared in Detective Comics #434 published in 1973.
  3. Spook is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Glowing Hours.
  4. Spook is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Sweeney.
  5. Spook is a fictional character from the 2006 film Rescue Dawn.
  6. Spook is a fictional character from the 2011 animation film, Top Cat.
  7. Spook is a fictional character from the 2003 film Lethal Dose.
  8. Spook is a fictional film character.


  1. "Spook" a.k.a. "Spook!" is a composition.
  2. "Spook" is a musical album of Peter Combe.
  3. "Spook" is a composition.


  1. Spook is a musical artist.
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Oi Polloi
  2. Spook a.k.a. Embrel Vaughn is an American football linebacker for the Alabama A&M Bulldogs.

There are other people with in their name, like Spook Jacobs.


Spook is an Australian band, comprising of Chanel Cole and Daniel Belle along with electronic producers Dennis Gascoigne and Leo Hede, better known as Statler & Waldorf.

  • album: "The Dusk Sessions"

Phrases with Spook

  1. Spook Out
  2. To Spook Out

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Spook

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Google previewSecret Spots--Tampa Bay to Cedar Key (1992)

Tampa Bay to Cedar Key: Florida's Best Saltwater Fishing by Frank Sargeant

The Zara Spook is a deadly lure for these fish, as is the Rat-Lure. There are spoil bars on both sides of the channel near the range marker west of the island, and these are excellent areas to anchor and chum for big Spanish mackerel in spring ...

Google previewKarl Marx in his Earlier Writings (RLE Marxism) (2015)

by H.P. Adams

The Spook is an essence regarded as having a real existence and so terrifying and controlling the person who believes in it. Spooks are God, man, the people, the family, or even the Devil. The Beeinthebonnet is a fixed idea, moral notions ...

Google preview"Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas (2010)

Black Power Action Films by Stephane Dunn

Released when the blaxploitation formula had become a staple pro duct in Hollywood, The Spook is the rare serious, dramatic depiction of black revolution in a year marked by more sup erfly character—driven black action flicks. The film ...

Google previewAmbrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs (2011)

The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs by Ambrose Bierce

Spook. House. O. N the road leading north from Manchester, in eastern Kentucky, to Booneville, twenty miles away, stood, in 1862, a wooden plantation house of a somewhat better quality than most of the dwellings in that region. The house ...

Google previewDictionary of American Children's Fiction, 1995-1999 (2002)

Books of Recognized Merit by Alethea Helbig, Agnes Perkins

Amanda quizzes Aunt Sally about Spook and ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Mythology (2017)

Third Edition, 2011 by William Harwood

Cerridwen Celtic triple- goddess assimilated to father/son/spook following the victory of Christianity in Wales.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Weird Westerns (2016)

Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Films, Television and Games, 2d ed. by Paul Green

First published: Super Spook #4 , June 1958; Publisher: Ajax-Farrell Publications. Super Spook meets Native American Indians, cowboys and the Haunted Horse in this humorous tale.

Google previewHippie Dictionary (2013)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s by John Bassett Mccleary

spook n. derogatory term for an African or African American person. 2. someone who is strange, possibly frightening.

Google previewA Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans (1993)

An Encyclopedia of Musical Stage Works By, About, or Involving African Americans by Bernard L. Peterson Jr.

Judyann Jonsson (1st Extraordinary Spook), Hattie Winston (2nd Extraordinary Spook), Rosalind Cash (3rd Extraordinary Spook), Esther Rolle (Cannibal), Norman Bush (Priest), Mari Toussaint (Acolyte), and Graham Brown (Bla-Bla [ God]).

Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2000)

by Adrian Room

specter see spook spire/ steeple Strictly speaking, a spire is the tall, pointed structure on top of a church tower: 'We climbed to the roof of the tower to see the spire soaring above us.' A steeple is either the tower or, more usually, the whole ...

Google previewThe Horse-Lover's Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (2017)

A–Z Guide to All Things Equine: Barrel Racing, Breeds, Cinch, Cowboy Curtain, Dressage, Driving, Foaling, Gaits, Legging Up, Mustang, Piebald, Reining, Snaffle Bits, Steeple-Chasing, Tail Braiding, Trail Riding, English & Western, and So Much More by Jessie Haas

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Quotes about Spook

I was required by Capital to release one every six months and the fastest I could do with all my touring was every nine months, and it would spook me every time because I never had what I needed and I really didn't want to do covers. (Leo Kottke)
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Scrabble value of S1P3O1O1K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SPOOK

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