- the fictitious name of an actual family that was the focus of a 19th-century sociological study of the inheritance of feeble-mindedness and its correlation with social degeneracy.
- to make a move intended to deceive (an opponent).
- a fake or feint, usually intended to deceive a defensive player.
Origin of juke1
spelling variant of jouk
Origin of juke2
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Examples from the Web for jukes
A dull conviction seized upon Jukes that there was nothing to be done.
Jukes, with his arms open in the doorway, was like a man invited to behold a miracle.
At the sound of Jukes' voice he stood still, facing forward, but made no reply.
"You've said it," caught up the second mate, always with his back to Jukes.
Jukes tried hard to compose his mind and judge things coolly.
Word Origin and History for jukes
"roadhouse," 1935; see jukebox.
"to duck, dodge, feint," by 1971, variant of jook (q.v.). Related: Juked; juking.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper