verbno object, with adverbial of direction
1North American informal (in sports) 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 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.
intransitive verb[no object]informal North American
Dance, especially to the music of a jukebox.
- ‘a middle-aged couple shook and juked to the music’
nouninformal North American
- short for juke joint
1930s from Gullah juke ‘disorderly’.
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