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EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

suki (plural sukis)

  1. In some Asian cultures, a favored customer, a regular who receives preferential treatment.
    • 1973, William G. Davis, Social Relations in a Philippine Market: Self-interest and Subjectivity, →ISBN, page 230:
      Near the opposite end of the suki continuum, the "subjective" pole, are special suki.
    • 2007, Isabel S. Panopio, & Realidad Santico Rolda, Society & Culture, →ISBN, page 216:
      Frequent buyers in a particular store become the suki, so that with this kind of a relationship, the marketgoer gets an extra treat, like obtaining more tomatoes for the price of a kilo.
    • 2011, Robert S. Pomeroy & ‎Neil Andrew, Small-scale Fisheries Management, →ISBN, page 169:
      The suki relationship in the Philippines, a credit/marketing linkage, is often assumed to be exploitative of the fisher.
  2. (martial arts) An opening to the enemy; a weak spot that provides an advantage for one's opponent.
    • 1959, Daisetz Teitarō Suzuki, Zen and Japanese culture, page 143:
      This gluing is "stoppage," and every stoppage means giving an advantage to the enemy, which is a suki.
    • 1997, Hiroshi Ozawa, Kendo: The Definitive Guide, →ISBN, page 20:
      When you receive a strike, it is because there is a suki. Your opponent draws your attention to your weak spots, and you endeavor to ensure that you do not receive a strike in the same place again.
    • 2006, Kevin L. Seiler & ‎Donald J. Seller, Karate-do, →ISBN, page 61:
      Often, though, a suki to the chest will cause the sword to become lodged between bone and cartilage making it very difficult to quickly remove.

CebuanoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Hokkien 主客 (chú-kheh, “important customer”).

NounEdit

suki

  1. a favored customer, a regular who receives preferential treatment
  2. a favorite seller or vendor

Etymology 2Edit

Compare sukol.

VerbEdit

suki

  1. to go against; to oppose; to resist
  2. to disobey

FinnishEdit

VerbEdit

suki

  1. Third-person singular indicative past form of sukia.

AnagramsEdit


IdoEdit

NounEdit

suki

  1. plural of suko

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

suki

  1. Rōmaji transcription of すき

PolishEdit

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Chinese.

NounEdit

sukì

  1. old or regular customer or client