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yok

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noun, verb (used with or without object), yokked, yok·king. Slang.
  1. yuk1.
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yuk1

or yuck, yock, yok, yak

[yuhk]Slang.
noun
  1. a loud, hearty laugh.
  2. a joke evoking such a laugh.
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verb (used with or without object), yukked, yuk·king.
  1. to laugh or joke: The audience really yukked it up at the movie.
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Origin of yuk1

imitative
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Word Origin and History for yoks

yok

n.

slang, "gentile, non-Jew," pejorative, 1920, from Yiddish, a reversed and altered form of goy.

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yuk

"laughter, something evoking laughs," 1964, imitative; see yuck (2).

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