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jouk

or jook

[ jook ]
/ dʒuk /
Scot.
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noun

a sudden, elusive movement.

verb (used with or without object)

to dodge or duck.

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Origin of jouk

First recorded in 1510–20; apparently variant of duck2
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British Dictionary definitions for jouk

jouk
/ (dʒʊk) Scot /

verb

to duck or dodge

noun

a sudden evasive movement

Word Origin for jouk

C16: of uncertain origin
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