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Jukes

[jooks]
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noun
  1. 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.
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juke1

[jook]Football.
verb (used with object), juked, juk·ing.
  1. to make a move intended to deceive (an opponent).
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noun
  1. a fake or feint, usually intended to deceive a defensive player.
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Origin of juke1

spelling variant of jouk

juke2

[jook]
noun
  1. jukebox.
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Origin of juke2

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Examples from the Web for jukes

Historical Examples

  • A dull conviction seized upon Jukes that there was nothing to be done.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • Jukes, with his arms open in the doorway, was like a man invited to behold a miracle.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • At the sound of Jukes' voice he stood still, facing forward, but made no reply.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • "You've said it," caught up the second mate, always with his back to Jukes.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad

  • Jukes tried hard to compose his mind and judge things coolly.

    Typhoon

    Joseph Conrad


Word Origin and History for jukes

juke

n.

"roadhouse," 1935; see jukebox.

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juke

v.

"to duck, dodge, feint," by 1971, variant of jook (q.v.). Related: Juked; juking.

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