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noun Informal.
  1. ukulele.
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Origin of uke

by shortening
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Examples from the Web for uke

Historical Examples

  • 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

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

Word Origin and History for uke

short for ukulele, by 1915.

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