Skookum is a Chinook Jargon word that has historical use in the Pacific Northwest. It has a range of meanings, commonly associated with an English translation of "strong" or "monstrous". The word can mean "strong",  "greatest", "powerful", "ultimate", or "brave". Something can be skookum , meaning "strong" or "monstrously significant". When used in reference to another person, e.
'Skookum' dolls have rich past and can be worth quite a bit - Deseret News
Skookum Dolls. Buy Online. Contact Us. Skookum Dolls - Skookums Doll History. The history of Skookum dolls starts with Mary McAboy filing two applications for patents for a doll or toy figure on November 29, The patents were granted on February 17, One of the applications was for a male and the other a female and in three styles - a male doll, a female doll, a female doll with a baby.