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/búki/ [Pan-Creole; cf. Prov. Breda Bookie (Washabaugh 1980:8), Louisiana Black Bookee (Fauset 1927:242), Haitian Bouqui (Crowley 1966:29); the origin seems to be European (cf. Fr. bouc and obs. Eng. buck, both male goat) with possible African convergence (cf. Wolof bouki hyena, Crowley 1966:29); cf. also BOOK v] n. a folk-tale character: 1966 B' Booky: the stupid, greedy, lascivious foil of B' Rabby, some-times his brother or close friend, usually bigger in size, and conceived as a rabbit, goat, monkey, or as a human (Crowley 29). (Gen.)

Tags: folktales, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-08 12:14
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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