from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Old World bird (Corvus frugilegus) that resembles the North American crow and nests in colonies near the tops of trees.
- n. A swindler or cheat, especially at games.
- transitive v. To swindle; cheat: Customers are afraid of being rooked by unscrupulous vendors.
- n. A chess piece that may move in a straight line over any number of empty squares in a rank or file. Also called castle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A European bird, Corvus frugilegus, of the crow family.
- n. A swindler; someone who betrays.
- n. a type of firecracker used by farmers to scare birds of the same name.
- v. To cheat or swindle.
- n. A piece shaped like a castle tower, that can be moved only up, down, left or right (but not diagonally) or in castling.
- n. A castle or other fortification.
- n. An Amish card game.
- n. A rookie.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Mist; fog. See roke.
- intransitive v. To squat; to ruck.
- n. One of the four pieces placed on the corner squares of the board; a castle.
- n. A European bird (Corvus frugilegus) resembling the crow, but smaller. It is black, with purple and violet reflections. The base of the beak and the region around it are covered with a rough, scabrous skin, which in old birds is whitish. It is gregarious in its habits. The name is also applied to related Asiatic species.
- n. A trickish, rapacious fellow; a cheat; a sharper.
- v. To cheat; to defraud by cheating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of crow, Corvus frugilegus, abundant in Europe.
- n. The ruddy duck, Erismatura rubida.
- n. A cheat; a trickster or swindler; one who practises the “plucking of pigeons.” See pigeon, 2.
- n. A simpleton; a gull; one liable to be cheated.
- To caw or croak as a crow or raven.
- To cheat; defraud.
- To cheat; defraud by cheating.
- n. In chess, one of the four pieces placed on the corner squares of the board; a castle.
- Same as ruck.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. deprive of by deceit
- n. common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
- n. (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
Middle English rok, from Old English hrōc.
Middle English rok, from Old French roc, from Arabic ruḫḫ, from Persian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From rookie. (Wiktionary)