or jook

verb (used with or without object)
  1. to dodge or duck.

Origin of jouk

First recorded in 1510–20; apparently variant of duck2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for jouk


  1. to duck or dodge
  1. a sudden evasive movement

Word Origin for jouk

C16: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for jouk

see jook.

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