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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- slang an exclamation indicating contempt, dislike, or disgust
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Word Origin and History for yucking
"laugh," 1938, yock, probably imitative.
"laughter, something evoking laughs," 1964, imitative; see yuck (2).
exclamation of disgust, 1966, origin perhaps echoic (cf. Newfoundland slang yuck "to vomit," 1963).
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