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- (UK) IPA(key): /djuːk/, /dʒuːk/
- (US) IPA(key): /duːk/
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- Rhymes: -uːk
duke (plural dukes)
- The male ruler of a duchy (female equivalent: duchess).
- The sovereign of a small state.
- A high title of nobility; the male holder of a dukedom.
- A grand duke.
- (slang, usually in the plural) A fist.
- Put up your dukes!
male ruler of a duchy
male holder of a dukedom
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- (transitive) To hit or beat with the fists.
- (slang, transitive) To give cash to; to give a tip to.
- I duked him twenty dollars.
- A particle which precedes a participle to form an gerundive adverbial phrase.
- duke kënduar — (while) singing, by singing
- to cut into a queue, without permission (intransitive); to cut into a queue in front of someone (transitive)
- "Oi, dinnae duke us!"