or yuck, yock, yok, yak



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

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Examples from the Web for yukking

Contemporary Examples of yukking

  • Earlier this week he was yukking it up with the reporter boys and girls, telling jokes and holding court.

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    The NFL's Silly Redemption Debate

    Buzz Bissinger

    January 26, 2011

  • We are yukking it up about this transformative event in American history.

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    MSNBC's Earliest Star

    Lloyd Grove

    July 21, 2009

Word Origin and History for yukking


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper