Skookum [SKOO-kəm]

Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Chinook Jargon, mid-19th century

1. (Of a person or animal) Strong, brave, or impressive.

Examples of skookum in a sentence

“Growing up, I had a skookum cat who feared none of the neighborhood dogs.”

“The documentary explained how the skookum grizzly bears would grab salmon out of the water to hunt.”