1North American informal no object, with adverbial of direction (in sport) make a sham move to mislead an opponent.
duck, dodge, get out of the way of, body-swerve
- ‘Howard juked left, sending three defenders leaning as he went toward the center of the field’
- ‘he juked a Jaguars defender and ran seven yards for his third touchdown of the game’
2(also jouk)Scottish, Northern English no object, with adverbial of direction Turn or bend quickly, typically to avoid someone or something.
- ‘I jouked around the corner’
Early 16th century (originally Scottish): perhaps related to the verb duck.
verb[no object]informal North American
Dance, especially to the music of a jukebox.
- ‘a middle-aged couple shook and juked to the music’
- ‘DJ Gino G spun the musical magic, keeping guests juking and jiving until the wee morning hours with the sounds of the Bee Gees, Blondie and Gloria Gaynor.’
nouninformal North American
- short for juke joint
1930s from Gullah juke ‘disorderly’.