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Noun: Cooke  kûk
  1. United States financier who marketed Union bonds to finance the American Civil War; the failure of his bank resulted in a financial panic in 1873 (1821-1905)
    - Jay Cooke
     
  2. United States journalist (born in England in 1908; died in New York City 2004)
    - Alistair Cooke, Alfred Alistair Cooke

Derived forms: Cookes

Type of: financier, journalist, journo [Brit, informal], moneyman, penman [informal], scribbler [informal], scribe [informal]

Encyclopedia: Cooke, Mark