yok

[yok]

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


yuk

1

or yuck, yock, yok, yak

[yuhk]Slang.

noun

a loud, hearty laugh.
a joke evoking such a laugh.

verb (used with or without object), yukked, yuk·king.

to laugh or joke: The audience really yukked it up at the movie.

Origin of yuk

1
imitative
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for yoks

yok

n.

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

yuk

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper