adj. Original and ineffectual, or primitive and foolish, or ancestral and contemptible. Or, you know, all of the above.
Real citation: "At a time when eighties hardcore was become more and more brutally loutish, these bands were utterly refreshing. They managed to sound childlike, singing about sweets, hot chocolate, while also communicating intense sexual tension and energy. Album art featured hand-drawn images of bunnies and kitties. And unlike poor old Johnnie Ray and Jonathan Richman, they weren't alone. They had a tight-knit community of like-minded wimps to battle against the growing popularity of proto-mook rock like Alice in Chains."
(Fester, "What is Wimp Pop?" Dec. 29, 2001, http://www.fastnbulbous.com/rants_archive.htm)
Made-up citation: “I resent my actions and hairstyle being characterized as ‘proto-mook.’ I am 'quasi-mook' at the most, thank you.”