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or jook

  1. a sudden, elusive movement.
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to dodge or duck.
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Origin of jouk

First recorded in 1510–20; apparently variant of duck2
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Historical Examples of jouk

  • Do not now jouk, or bow, or yield to your adversaries in a hair-breadth.

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford

    Samuel Rutherford

  • It was blithe and heartsome to go birling to Skeighan in the train; it was grand to jouk round Barbie on the nichts at e'en!

British Dictionary definitions for jouk


  1. to duck or dodge
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  1. a sudden evasive movement
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Word Origin for jouk

C16: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for jouk


see jook.

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