juke

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Gullah juke, joog (wicked, disorderly) (compare Wolof and Bambara dzug (unsavory)).

Noun[edit]

juke (plural jukes)

  1. (Southern US) A roadside cafe or bar, especially one with dancing and sometimes prostitution.
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

juke (third-person singular simple present jukes, present participle juking, simple past and past participle juked)

  1. to play dance music, or to dance, in a juke

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English jowken (bend)

Verb[edit]

juke (third-person singular simple present jukes, present participle juking, simple past and past participle juked)

  1. To deceive or outmaneuver (someone) using a feint, especially in American football or soccer
  2. To bend the neck; to bow or duck the head.
    • L'Estrange
      The money merchant was so proud of his trust that he went juking and tossing of his head.

Noun[edit]

juke (plural jukes)

  1. A feint.
  2. The neck of a bird.

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

juke (third-person singular simple present jukes, present participle juking, simple past and past participle juked)

  1. (prison slang) To stab.
    • 1992, Ed McBain, Kiss
      "None of the Latinos liked him."
      "So now he's dead."
      "So go talk to the other ten thousand people could've juked him."
    • 2007, Teenager filmed by friend as he stabbed 16-year-old student to death (in Mail Online, 9 February 2007) [1]
      On the internet that night Asghar told a friend: "I'll bang him and then f*** it man, might as well juke [stab] him up tomorrow."
    • 2012, Russell Banks, Book of Jamaica
      He beat me up a couple of times, and I got scared, so one night when he started up again, I just juked him. Three times in the chest, and it still didn't kill him! But I had to go to jail for a whole year.