or yuck, yock, yok, yak
- a loud, hearty laugh.
- a joke evoking such a laugh.
- to laugh or joke: The audience really yukked it up at the movie.
Origin of yuk1
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Word Origin and History for yoks
slang, "gentile, non-Jew," pejorative, 1920, from Yiddish, a reversed and altered form of goy.
"laughter, something evoking laughs," 1964, imitative; see yuck (2).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper