- 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.
- to make a move intended to deceive (an opponent).
- a fake or feint, usually intended to deceive a defensive player.
Origin of juke1
Origin of juke2
Related Words for jukesskirt, avoid, evade, bypass, duck, fudge, deceive, outfox, outmaneuver, baffle, outdo, circumvent, bamboozle, shuffle, sidestep, elude, escape, ditch, hinder, prevent
Examples from the Web for jukes
Historical Examples of jukes
A dull conviction seized upon Jukes that there was nothing to be done.
He leaned against the back of the wheelhouse, and Jukes walked up to him.
Jukes, straddling his long legs like a pair of compasses, put on an air of superiority.
At eight o'clock Jukes went into the chart-room to write up the ship's log.
At the sound of Jukes' voice he stood still, facing forward, but made no reply.
Word Origin and History for jukes
"roadhouse," 1935; see jukebox.
"to duck, dodge, feint," by 1971, variant of jook (q.v.). Related: Juked; juking.