[ yook ]
/ yuk /

noun Informal.

Nearby words

  1. uk overseas territory,
  2. ukaea,
  3. ukase,
  4. ukba,
  5. ukcc,
  6. ukiah,
  7. ukip,
  8. ukiyo-e,
  9. ukr.,
  10. ukraina

Origin of uke

by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for uke

  • Uke causes still produce like effects; in the same manner as in the mutual action of the elements and powers of nature.

  • But Judy, can you imagine my uke sounding weird strains, under windows and behind closet doors?

    Jane Allen: Center|Edith Bancroft
  • Personally, I feel I should have to use a can opener, but you know how popular the uke is now, Janie.

    Jane Allen: Center|Edith Bancroft

Word Origin and History for uke


short for ukulele, by 1915.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper