A derragatory term used against Korean and Vietnamese individuals. The term came about when American troops participating in the Korean war, heard the term "Miguk" which is the Korean word for the United States of America. The term is pronounced similarly to "Me Gook". The Americans thought the Koreans were calling themselves gooks and the name stuck. The name also refers to Vietnamese individuals as American GI's really had no idea what the difference between any Asians were.
The grocery store, the dry cleaners, and the liquor shop are all owned by those damn Gooks.
by Gubook Janggoon May 26, 2005
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a racial slur used against asians mostly people of korean and vietnamese descent.
american soldier 1: the only good gook is a dead gook
american soldier 2 : you said it
by zipperhead85 June 16, 2009
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a foreigner, especially a person of Phillipine, Korean, or Vietnamese descent. also see chink
you fatass gook!
by Sam Leisenring May 13, 2015
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A racial slur for East and Southeast Asians; essentially the equivalent of the n-word. First used in the Philippine-American War, it was used as a term for enemy combatants before repeated and widespread use in Asian wars (namely the Korean and Vietnam Wars) made it a racial slur. In the USA, it is more commonly - but not exclusively - directed at the Vietnamese. Often erroneously thought to have originated in the Korean War after soldiers misheard "mi-guk" (Korean for America) as "me gook"; use of the word "gook" dates back to the late 19th or early 20th century.
White supremacist hater: "Send them niggers and gooks back to where they came!"
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Vietnamese communist-sporting people. Term dates back to the Vietnam war when US soldiers began to suffer heavy casualties against the resilient Vietnamese defenders.
Gook also is at times referred to Korean people.
That gook popped out of a hole!

John McCain: 'I hate them gooks!'
Vietnamese person: 'I may be a gook but I beat the living shit out of you'

U.S. Army: You'll kill 10 gooks for every nigger that dies in battle, but they'll keep on coming.

Gooks are excellent soldiers if you provide them with an AK-47 and white rice.
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