verb (used with object), duked, duk·ing.
Origin of duke
Related Words for dukedslug, hit, mix, buffet, scrap, sock, slap, strike, cuff, clout, wallop, spar, whack, duke
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Left unmentioned was how he and Romney duked it out, not always pleasantly, for the 2008 presidential nomination.John McCain Heats Up November Battle for Arizona at Lunch for Romney
Terry Greene Sterling
April 21, 2012
Word Origin for duke
early 12c., "sovereign prince," from Old French duc (12c.) and directly from Latin dux (genitive ducis) "leader, commander," in Late Latin "governor of a province," from ducere "to lead," from PIE *deuk- "to lead" (cf. Old English togian "to pull, drag," Old High German ziohan "to pull," Old English togian "to draw, drag," Middle Welsh dygaf "I draw").
Applied in English to "nobleman of the highest rank" probably first mid-14c., ousting native earl. Also used to translate various European titles (e.g. Russian knyaz).