Definitions for: Spook


[n] a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
[n] someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
[v] frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action; "The noise spooked the horse"



Webster (1913) Definition: Spook, n. [D. spook; akin to G. spuk, Sw. sp["o]ke, Dan.
sp["o]gelse a specter, sp["o]ge to play, sport, joke, sp["o]g
a play, joke.]
1. A spirit; a ghost; an apparition; a hobgoblin. [Written
also spuke.] --Ld. Lytton.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The chim[ae]ra.

Synonyms: creep, ghost, schmuck, shade, specter, spectre, weirdie, weirdo, weirdy, wraith

See Also: affright, apparition, disagreeable person, fright, frighten, phantom, scare, shadow, unpleasant person

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