Jukes

[ jooks ]
/ dʒuks /

noun

the fictitious name of an actual family that was the focus of a 19th-century sociological study of the inheritance of feeble-mindedness and its correlation with social degeneracy.
Compare Kallikak.

Definition for jukes (2 of 3)

juke1
[ jook ]
/ dʒuk /
Football.

verb (used with object), juked, juk·ing.

to make a move intended to deceive (an opponent).

noun

a fake or feint, usually intended to deceive a defensive player.

Origin of juke

1
spelling variant of jouk

Definition for jukes (3 of 3)

juke2
[ jook ]
/ dʒuk /

noun

Origin of juke

2
by shortening
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