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yuk1

or yuck, yock, yok, yak

[yuhk]Slang.
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noun
  1. a loud, hearty laugh.
  2. a joke evoking such a laugh.
verb (used with or without object), yukked, yuk·king.
  1. to laugh or joke: The audience really yukked it up at the movie.

Origin of yuk1

imitative

yuk2

[yuhk]
interjection
  1. (used in repetition to indicate pleasure or amused malice.)

yuk3

[yuhk]
interjection Slang.
  1. yuck1.
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Examples from the Web for yuk

Historical Examples

  • If it works, we may be able to crack the yuk defenses, get some ships into their system.

    Mr. Spaceship

    Philip K. Dick

  • Yucker, yuk′ėr, n. the American flicker or golden-winged woodpecker.

  • All lie dead on the field at Kosovo; all save Yuk Brankovich, whose name be for ever accursed.


Word Origin and History for yuk

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper