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yok

[yok] /yɒk/
noun, verb (used with or without object), yokked, yokking. Slang.
1.
yuk1 .

yuk1

or yuck, yock, yok, yak

[yuhk] /yʌk/ Slang.
noun
1.
a loud, hearty laugh.
2.
a joke evoking such a laugh.
verb (used with or without object), yukked, yukking.
3.
to laugh or joke:
The audience really yukked it up at the movie.
Origin of yuk1
imitative
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Word Origin and History for yoks

yok

n.

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

yuk

"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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