/skooh"keuhm/, adj. Northwest U.S., Canada.
1. large; powerful; impressive.
2. excellent; first-rate.
[1825-35, Amer.; < Chinook Jargon: strong, powerful < Lower Chehalis (Salishan language of the Washington coast) skwakwam ghost, spirit, monster (hence, appar. "fearsome" > "powerful" in Chinook Jargon)]

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