zuke

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

zuke (plural zukes)

  1. (US, slang) zucchini
    • 2005, Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufmann, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook
      But please use tender young squash. The zuke someone overlooked in the garden until it was the size of a rolling pin will be too bitter for this casserole.
    • 2009, Dev Patnaik, Peter Mortensen, Wired to care: how companies prosper when they create widespread empathy
      By the time she was nine, Nina was traveling to distant markets on her own to sell her family's fresh tomatoes, beans, squash, zukes, cukes, peppers []