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English citations of hucklebuck

Noun: "a whoopie pie"[edit]

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  • 2010, Harry Wallop, "Move aside cup cakes, whoopie pies are all the rage now", The Telegraph, 6 May 2010:
    Whoopie pies were originally called hucklebucks. These cakes were put in Amish farmers' lunch boxes, who supposedly cried “whoopee” when they found them at lunchtime.
  • 2011, Jane Stern & Michael Stern, The Lexicon of Real American Food, Lyons Press (2011), →ISBN, page 290:
    The alternative account of whoopie pie's genesis is that when Amish women served them to their husbands or children, the recipients were so delighted they shouted "Whoopie!" Before the exclamation became its name, the pastry was called a hucklebuck []
  • 2012, "Whoopie Pies", Parade, 27 May 2012:
    Or it could have been created (and christened) in Pennsylvania Dutch country, where, according to lore, children were so excited to find what was known as a "hucklebuck" in their lunch boxes that they shouted, "Whoopie!"

Noun: "(New Orleans) a treat consisting of frozen Kool-Aid served in a dixie cup"[edit]

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  • 1988, Arthur Pfister, "My Name is New Orleans", re-printed in Arthur Pfister, My Name is New Orleans: 40 Years of Poetry & Other Jazz, Margaret Media, Inc. (2009) →ISBN, page 5:
    I am turtle soup, gator soup, tenderloin catfish, shrimp saute
    Shrimp Samantha, fried shrimp, stuffed shrimp, peeled ice
    shrimp, Crabmeat au gratin, berled crab, stuffed crab, Shrimp
    Newberg, Shrimp etoufeé, Bananas Foster, Hubig’s Pies, Roman
    Candy, pralines, and hucklebucks. . .
  • 2005, Mona Lisa Saloy, Red Beans and Ricely Yours: Poems, Truman State University Press (2005), →ISBN, page 91:
    So, we made soul food, hucklebucks,
    corn pone, and bread pudding,
    gumbo, and greyas.
  • 2011, Beverly Jacques Anderson, Cherished Memories: Snapshots of Life and Lessons from a 1950s New Orleans Creole Village, iUniverse (2011), →ISBN, page 47:
    We waited for the Good Humor ice cream truck to get ice cream on a stick, huckle bucks, popsicles, or vanilla or chocolate ice cream in a small cup.

Noun: "(slang, derogatory) a hillbilly or otherwise culturally backwards person"[edit]

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  • 1996, Stephen J. Cannell, Final Victim, Avon Books (1997), →ISBN, page 107:
    [] I had a patrolman pull over a hot roller 'bout two hours ago. One a'them boys in the stolen car opened up on my man, who's in Atlanta General breathing through a tube and, according to the docs, ain't never gonna wake up. [] If they find those hucklebucks, I'm gonna have a hollow-point street dance on my hands, but in my spare time, what can I do to serve my Federal government?"
  • 2003 March 23, M1ahearn [username], “Re: NBC>>Ben Affleck is a MORON”, in, Usenet[1]:
    Who? I'm guessing a country singer of some reknown - I have heard the name before but I have no idea what he said or sang. Anyway, I will admit that when a celebrity with conservative beliefs states his opinion the response is usually more restained,[sic] but there's still a response. And a lot of it is of the "he should stick to singing to hucklebucks / he should stick to blowing stuff up in movies" type responses.
  • 2006 April 5, Jeff White, “Re: Darwin Answered His Own Evolution Questions”, in alt.religion.christian, Usenet[2]:
    who cares if you did? does it say you're not sophisticated if you voted for a hucklebuck? maybe you have money in petroleum or halliburton.

Noun: "(informal) a sexual position in which the female is on her back with her knees up next to her head and against the ground, and the male penetrates her"[edit]

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  • 2008, Carla D. Lang, "Teach Me You", in Feminastidy, AuthorHouse (2008), →ISBN, page 31:
    Teach me the places you liked[sic] to be touched, whether you like to make love missionary or in the hucklebuck.


  • 2011, Jane Stern & Michael Stern, The Lexicon of Real American Food, Lyons Press (2011), →ISBN, page 290:
    Before the exclamation became its name, the pastry was called a hucklebuck (a term that has since been applied to the sexual congress known as Position of the Wife of Indra of the Kama Sutra, []

Verb: "to dance the hucklebuck"[edit]

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  • 1948, Paul Williams, "The Hucklebuck", quoted in Jean-Paul Levet, Talkin' That Talk, Soul Bag (1986), →ISBN, page 168:
    "We jumped* and boped*
    and stamped around the floor,
    we hucklebucked until my back is sore
    but honey, wont[sic] you waltz with me once more*.
  • 1957, Herbert Simmons, Corner Boy, Houghton Mifflin (1957), page 50:
    The guys stood around the jukebox applejacking and hucklebucking to the music...
  • 1967, Nathan Hare, "Black College Revolt", Ebony, August 1967:
    However, the very apathy and inactivity of the student majority, bent mainly on hucklebucking through fraternity bazaars on the way to a bachelor's degree and a big-time job, will permit the militant minority to wield a disproportionate impact.
  • 1976, Nathan Hare, "Division and Confusion: What Happened to the Black Movement?", Black World, January 1976, page 32:
    For instance, we hucklebucked and bumped while Ron Karenga was in prison, almost forgotten (remember how we used to clap and stomp to his orations?), and not so much as raised a peep — because the whites and the white press did not.
  • 1991, Willie Ruff, A Call to Assembly: The Autobiography of a Musical Storyteller, Viking (1991), →ISBN, page 115:
    I was in rare vocal form, sounding out the orders just like our Barber. My pals, McKinley, McBain, and Pettifield, hucklebucked as I called the orders, giving the smart "left flank" the special attention it deserved. All the jitterbuggers love the left-flank maneuver.
  • 1995, Wesley Brown, Tragic Magic, Ecco Press (1995), →ISBN, page 37:
    [] Thanks to jazz my toes don't knock no more. I cold-turkeyed to Bird doin 'Now's the Time,' and hucklebucked out a the spell of heroin. []
  • 1998, Mandy Sayer, Dreamtime Alice: A Memoir, Ballantine Books (1998), →ISBN, page 90:
    But make no mistake, the pleasure side is stronger, dragging its twin all over town, from opium den to fish fry to jazz joint, shimmying and hucklebucking until the money runs out.

Verb: ?[edit]

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  • 2005, Adam Mansbach, Angry Black White Boy: The Miscegenation of Macon Detornay, Three Rivers Press (2005), →ISBN, page 151:
    Macon hucklebucked eleven flights rather than risk one elevator stare.
  • 2011, Jay Nelson, Cold Creek, Xlibris (2011), →ISBN, page 646:
    It is only a game. I join the rhythmic clapping that always follows the fight song while the last of the players extracts himself from the stands and hucklebucks his way to join the milling, weight-shifting, pocketjammed team, []