Noun. A dumb male, typically young (18-30) and from the Northeast. Ignorant and garish, mooks are easily defined by one of a dozen characteristics listed in the examples below. Typically from Long Island or Northern New Jersey, mooks have spread into NYC, southern NJ, philly and boston. The capital of the mook world is the jersey shore in summer with spillover into atlantic city. Yankee stadium is (unfortunately) another cesspool of mooks. If you see a mook do not approach him, they are irrational and prone to violence. Simply observe from a distance, they are loud, you will not miss anything. If they approach you use simple generic phrases like "you see the game last night" or "im good bro" or "yeah ill be down at the shore this weekend" to dismiss them.
Other known names-
Benny or Bennie (bayonne, elizabeth, newark, new york)
yellow tag (refering to NJ license plates)
631'r (long island area code)
hair gel
fake tans
Steriod use
Loudmouths- typically at sporting events and bars but not limited to these places (jersey shore, atlantic city, cheesey nightclubs, etc) The louder the place, the louder they get.
They love to fight- even without steriods
Baseball cap or visor in orientation other than straight forward
Italian (predominant but not exclusive)
Racist (towards everyone but themselves)
Man sluts- they will try to sleep with anything, especially skanks, mooks love skanks
Popped collars- especially on a pink polo shirt
Ed hardy Shirts/Affliction Shirts- A new craze amongst mooks
Striped Armani Club shirt- No mook is complete without their club shirt
Single letter gestures of communication; A- pronounced "eehhyyy"; O- Pronouced "ooohhhh"
Inflated sense of self worth- yes mooks think they are the greatest and everyone should love them
Leased 2 door BMW in black or white- Mooks may live with their parents but will still lease a BMW
Affinity for cheap beer- Mooks have no class and prefer the cheapest swill available. Most mooks also drink way too much.
There are many more but this should suffice if defining a mook. Remember these are bad people and should be avoided at all costs
by NYC non-mook June 17, 2009
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Coined in the Scorsese film, 'Mean Streets', meaning a arsehole or loser.
I'm not paying, because this guy's a mook
by ThomasJThomasJ October 14, 2006
A term coined by Douglas Rushkoff in an episode of PBS's "Frontline" entitled "The Merchants of Cool." Mooks are archetypal young males(teens-early 20s) who act like moronic boneheads. They are self centered simpletons who live a drunken frat-boy lifestyle(or are frat-boys). Examples can be found anytime someone watches "Jackass." Rushkoff claimed that the media glorifies this ideal and stifles natural self expression, however, some people might argue teenage boys have always acted like morons(its actually a long-standing stereotype). Nonetheless, standardized conformist dumbass-culture behind a veneer of exhuberance is a scary notion indeed.

Opposite of Mooks are Midriffs; oxymoronic innocent skanks who are modeled after Britney Spears.
Although everyone likes to blame Jackass, anyone on that show is a model Mook.
by gooberliberation December 28, 2005
(noun) 1: A male adolescent or young adult exhibiting an unpleasant, self-centered attitude, formed during a sheltered upbringing. 2: One who revels in their own ignorance.
I don't like that club; it's full of mooks.
by DannyT May 16, 2006
dummy, idiot, retard, loser, unlikeable person, poseur, etc.
Basically someone that you think is stupid.

This is how it is interpreted in So.Cal. for the most part.
There you go you fuckin' mooks.
i hate that mook,what's with this mook?,get this mook out of here,fuck these mooks,this guy looks like a mook.
by C.E.Meza April 21, 2006
(adj) a jerk; not that nice of a person.
That guy just bumped into you, and didn't even say sorry. What a mook!
by Wormtail March 08, 2005
Usually used to refer to generic goons in TV and role-playing games. Mooks are usually faceless henchmen who show up only to be easily dispatched by the main characters.
1) The Saiba-men in Dragonball Z were a bunch of mooks.

2) It's fun to beat down a ton of mooks before facing the "boss" monster.

by ObiWayneKenobi February 19, 2007
A generic derogatory term. Many attempts have been made to define it, but it's used too widely to pin it down.
From the film, Mean Streets (1973):

Johnny Boy:
"We won't pay because this guy is a... mook."

"But I didn't say nothin."

"We don't pay mooks!"

"A mook. I'm a mook... What's a mook?
"You can't call me a mook!"

A fight then ensues.
by ffub June 15, 2005

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