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juke1

[jook] /dʒuk/ Football.
verb (used with object), juked, juking.
1.
to make a move intended to deceive (an opponent).
noun
2.
a fake or feint, usually intended to deceive a defensive player.
Origin of juke1
spelling variant of jouk

juke2

[jook] /dʒuk/
noun
1.
Origin
by shortening
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  • Loitering at the juke box, Pembroke overheard the conversation.

    The Perfectionists Arnold Castle
  • "I 'clare, juke, I 'clare you is a caution," was all he could say.

  • juke, in the course of time, was engaged to be married to a maiden named Cleora.

    Library Notes A. P. Russell
  • Hell of a pompous duck; the boys call him 'juke Montgomery.'

    Keith of the Border Randall Parrish
  • Any one would of thought it was the juke of Wellington, to hear him arguing with that driver.

    Poor Relations Compton Mackenzie
Word Origin and History for juke
n.

"roadhouse," 1935; see jukebox.

v.

"to duck, dodge, feint," by 1971, variant of jook (q.v.). Related: Juked; juking.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for juke

juke 1

noun

  1. juke house
  2. juke joint
  3. jukebox
  4. Liquor; booze: That is some juke, man. That is some bad beverage (1990s+ Black street talk)

verb

  1. To tour roadside bars, drinking and dancing: I want you to go juking with me
  2. To have a good time; disport oneself, esp at a party (1970s+ College students)
  3. To dance (1970s+ College students)
  4. To do the sex act; boff, screw: ''Did you juke?'' ''No, we just met'' (1980s+ College students)
  5. To kill; off, scrag: A man said the lady who got juked was Alice Carmody (1980s+)
  6. To absent oneself from school; play hooky (1970s+ Canadian teenagers)

Related Terms

jive and juke, juking and jiving

[1900s+; fr Gullah fr Wolof and/or Bambara, ''unsavory'']

juke 2

verb

To swerve and reverse evasively; trick a defender or tackler; jink: Rather than to juke a defensive back, then duck inside/ Zaffuto juked past Peters on the right side

[Sports; fr Scots jouk, of uncertain origin]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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