Th' on'y person that ought to be able to get near enough a rale king to kill him is a jook, or th' likes iv that.
Their arrival is known by the vigorous calls they utter while flying, a loud bass "jook."
Hinnissy, if he had his rights, is jook iv Munster; an' ye know what he's got.
He had decided that Jan was a nobleman in disguise, and that his father was a duke, or a “jook,” as he called him.
It was really very embarrassing to me, for of course I could not tell her that the jook had declined the honor of an introduction.
Besides which, the jook was a man of the most morbid and ultra refinement.
Jan was very happy, and the brief dream of the “jook” was over, but his heart clung to his old home.
Of course I washed my hands of the jook, for I was too much exasperated to be even civil to him.
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.
They got Gib down, but I that was suppler, managed to jook among the young oak-trees and run what I was fit back to the troop.
"dodge, duck," 1510s, Scottish, of unknown origin. Related: Jooked; jooking.
[1900s+; fr Gullah fr Wolof and/or Bambara, ''unsavory'']