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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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