- (used as an expression of disgust or repugnance): Yuck, it's spinach again!
Origin of yuck1
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
Related Words for yuckgiggle, guffaw, roar, gesture, glee, amusement, snicker, shout, hilarity, laugh, mirth, shriek, chuckle, muck, sludge, gunk, sound, merriment, cackle, fit
Examples from the Web for yuck
Contemporary Examples of yuck
Taylor Swift saw Selena Gomez kissing Bieber backstage at an awards show, and made a very obvious “yuck” face.13 Celebrities Who Dissed Justin Bieber
August 7, 2014
Moving on past the yuck factor, you may wonder whether drinking blood might cause some indigestion.‘Dark Shadows’ Returns: A User’s Guide to Drinking Blood
May 11, 2012
Just to add to the yuck factor, his wife worked in the same office.A Flood of Harassment Horror Stories After the Herman Cain Allegations
November 11, 2011
- slang an exclamation indicating contempt, dislike, or disgust
Word Origin and History for yuck
exclamation of disgust, 1966, origin perhaps echoic (cf. Newfoundland slang yuck "to vomit," 1963).
"laugh," 1938, yock, probably imitative.
"laughter, something evoking laughs," 1964, imitative; see yuck (2).