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uke

[yook] /yuk/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of uke
by shortening
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  • uke causes still produce like effects; in the same manner as in the mutual action of the elements and powers of nature.

  • Personally, I feel I should have to use a can opener, but you know how popular the uke is now, Janie.

    Jane Allen: Center Edith Bancroft
  • But Judy, can you imagine my uke sounding weird strains, under windows and behind closet doors?

    Jane Allen: Center Edith Bancroft
Word Origin and History for uke

short for ukulele, by 1915.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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