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yuck1

[yuhk] /yʌk/
interjection, Slang.
1.
(used as an expression of disgust or repugnance):
Yuck, it's spinach again!
Origin of yuck1
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; expressive word

yuck2

[yuhk] /yʌk/
noun, verb (used with or without object), 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
imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for yuck

yuck

/jʌk/
interjection
1.
(slang) an exclamation indicating contempt, dislike, or disgust
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for yuck

exclamation of disgust, 1966, origin perhaps echoic (cf. Newfoundland slang yuck "to vomit," 1963).

"laugh," 1938, yock, probably imitative.

yuk

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

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

yuck

interjection

An exclamation of disgust: ''Those women on the PBS specials seem to love it.'' ''Yuck,'' Connie mugged (1969+)

noun

A disgusting substance, person, or thing; someone or something nasty: precipitation in the form of rain, snow, and assorted other atmospheric yuck/ clean all the yecch out of her system/ Mario is an intellectually dishonest person. He's just yecch (1943+)

Related Terms

yak

[perhaps echoic of gagging or vomiting]

yuk

Related Terms

yak

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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