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Snooks

An exclamation of incredulity; a Mrs. Harris. A person tells an incredible story, and the listener cries Snooks—gammon; or he replies, It was Snooks—the host of the Château d'Espagne. This word “snook” may be a corruption of Noakes or Nokes, the mythical party at one time employed by lawyers to help them in actions of ejectment. (See Styles.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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