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English noun: Hooker

1. Hooker (person) United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)


SynonymsFighting Joe Hooker, Joseph Hooker


Instance hypernymfull general, general

2. Hooker (person) English theologian (1554-1600)


SynonymsRichard Hooker


Instance hypernymtheologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer

3. hooker (person) a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets


Synonymsfloozie, floozy, hustler, slattern, street girl, streetwalker


Broader (hypernym)bawd, cocotte, cyprian, fancy woman, harlot, lady of pleasure, prostitute, sporting lady, tart, whore, woman of the street, working girl

4. hooker (person) a golfer whose shots typically curve left (for right-handed golfers)


Broader (hypernym)golf player, golfer, linksman

5. hooker (person) (rugby) the player in the middle of the front row of the scrum who tries to capture the ball with the foot


Broader (hypernym)athlete, jock


Domain categoryrugby, rugby football, rugger









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