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[yok] /yɒk/
noun, verb (used with or without object), Slang.
yuk1 .


or yuck, yock, yok, yak

[yuhk] /yʌk/ Slang.
a loud, hearty laugh.
a joke evoking such a laugh.
verb (used with or without object), yukked, yukking.
to laugh or joke:
The audience really yukked it up at the movie.
Origin of yuk1
imitative Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for yock
Historical Examples
  • What should now forbid that I whirl you away on the next car to Ne yock, and marry you right off?

    Bluebell Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
  • "I yock it," she answered, placing her hand upon her own small crib, rocking it to and fro.

    Hubert's Wife

    Minnie Mary Lee
  • Instead of doing what Yes had asked, No lay down, shut his eyes, and forgot about the yock.

Word Origin and History for yock


"laughter, something evoking laughs," 1964, imitative; see yuck (2).

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



  1. Talk, esp idle or empty chatter; mere babbling: All they can talk about, yack-yack-yack, is their own specialty/ I don't care how owlish you look, how convincing you sound, this is just yak yak yak until you do it/ in the midst of all the political yuk-yuk that dins around us/ if the State Department would stop its incessant yakitty-yak (1958+)
  2. A laugh; a guffaw: ''Take off your clothes.'' Pause for audience yuks/ It makes me furious when I have a corny line and it gets a yock (1938+)


  1. (also yack it up or yak it up or yock it up or yuk it up): Everybody is yakking out an opinion on whether he should now reconsider his candidacy/ sparing the rod and yak-yakking and explaining all the time/ The students were seated on the floor, still yocking away/ I'll be 75 and hanging around bars yocking it up (1950+)
  2. (also yack it up or yak it up or yock it up or yuk it up): Ken Gaul is yukking, tugging at his pointy satyr's beard/ There'd be Don, yockin' it up like crazy. He's so hysterical with laughter/ former senator George McGovern, yukking it up with Paul Volcker (1938+)

[echoic, perhaps of Yiddish origin]


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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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