[jook, joo k]
Also called jook joint.
- a sudden, elusive movement.
- to dodge or duck.
Origin of jouk
First recorded in 1510–20; apparently variant of duck2
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Examples from the Web for jook
Hinnissy, if he had his rights, is Jook iv Munster; an' ye know what he's got.
Ye can't think of a jook bein' poor, but 'tis a fact that they'se many a wan iv thim that's carryin' th' banner at this minyit.
The Jook iv Marlburrow, whin he come out iv th' academy where they had him, he hadn't a cint to his name.
Their arrival is known by the vigorous calls they utter while flying, a loud bass "jook."
Jan was very happy, and the brief dream of the “jook” was over, but his heart clung to his old home.Jan of the Windmill
Juliana Horatia Ewing
Caribbean informal chook
- (tr) to poke or puncture (the skin)
- a jab or the resulting wound
C20: of uncertain origin
- to duck or dodge
- a sudden evasive movement
C16: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for jook
"dodge, duck," 1510s, Scottish, of unknown origin. Related: Jooked; jooking.
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