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[yok] /yɒk/
noun, verb (used with or without object), yokked, yokking. 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. 2017.
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  • In the days of his successor, their vocabulary was limited to “yok” and “Yassak”—“no” and “forbidden.”

  • "Silliman yok (not), silliman yok," he used to say fiercely when he was beginning to repent and get ashamed of himself.

  • One is "yok," which means "there is not," and the other is "yesak," which means forbidden!

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • Here I caught sight of my two companions, and was able to fling them a few words through the "yok, yok" of the sentries.

    Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown
  • yok, I must explain, signifies "No" in its every variation, and is probably the most popular word in Turkish.

    Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown
  • In the doorway stood a burly policeman, who said "yok, yok," when I attempted to pass him.

    Caught by the Turks Francis Yeats-Brown
  • Yet the game is much enjoyed by the officials of foreign Governments in Constantinople, and the turf on the yok maidan is good.

    The Happy Golfer Henry Leach
  • What are you standing there like a yok, dreaming in the air?

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
Word Origin and History for yok

slang, "gentile, non-Jew," pejorative, 1920, from Yiddish, a reversed and altered form of goy.


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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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