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- IPA(key): /d͡ʒuːk/
Audio (AU) (file)
- Rhymes: -uːk
- Homophones: jook (some senses), duke (with yod coalescence)
juke (plural jukes)
- (Southern US) A roadside cafe or bar, especially one with dancing and sometimes prostitution.
- Short for .
- 2011, Nelson Algren, Never Come Morning:
- The juke played five times for a quarter and she never wearied of tapping. Nor did she tire of the same record five times in a row; she was too indolent to select more than one number.
- (uncountable, music) A genre of electronic music native to Chicago, noted for its fast, abstract rhythms; see footwork.
- 2018 October 5, Patrick St. Michel, “The Inventive World of Japan’s Juke and Footwork Scene”, in Bandcamp Daily:
- All Kouichi Furutono wanted to do was expose Japanese audiences to the skittering sounds of Chicago juke music.
roadside cafe — see also roadhouse
- to play dance music, or to dance, in a juke
- 1941 December, Arthur K. Moore, “Jouk”, in American Speech, page 319:
- ‘Let's jouk’ is an invitation to dance, but ‘Let's go joukin’’ is a request for a date.
- to hit
- to stab
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus: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 February 9, “Teenager filmed by friend as he stabbed 16-year-old student to death”, in Mail Online:
- 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.
- to thrust with the pelvis, in particular for sexual intercourse
- 2022 April 1, “Still”, YR (lyrics), P110, 0:49:
- Still pushing Zs and I don’t mean freezing
I am still jugging
The stripper so hugging
The girl still super-bad, missed them a loving
- (intransitive) To deceive or outmaneuver someone using a feint, especially in American football or soccer
- Synonym: dummy
- 2009 January 5, Pat Borzi, “Eagles Elude Vikings, but Giants Stand in the Way”, in New York Times:
- Turning the Vikings'¯ blitz against them, Westbrook took a screen pass from Donovan McNabb, then juked and scooted 71 yards for a touchdown.
- 2015, Rick Campbell, Empire Rising:
- Just before the Hongqi closed to within range of its proximity fuse, Vandal juked hard left and kicked in his afterburners. The first missile sped by without detonating. Vandal juked hard left again, completing a 180-degree turn.
- (transitive) To deceive or outmaneuver, using a feint.
- 2008, Anthony Swofford, Exit A:
- The runner juked Connor, the runner juked Smith, and Severin centered on him; he was five yards out, he screamed, he was a yard out, he screamed, he hit the kid so hard that both of their helmets flew off their heads.
- 2015, Peter Guy George, The Tony Crowne Mysteries Box Set: Books 1-3:
- He juked Judd out of his shoes, reversed his field, juked Tony, juked Nick, and pretty much juked the entire Bobcats kickoff team on the way to a seventy-two yard return for a touchdown.
- (intransitive) To bend the neck; to bow or duck the head.
- 1692, Roger L'Estrange, Fables of Æsop and other eminent mythologists with morals and reflexions, London: R. Sare [et alia], →OCLC, Two Laden Asses:
- The Money-Merchant, I warrant ye, was ſo Proud of his Truſt, and of his Bell, that he went Juking and Toſſing of his Head, and Tabring with his Feet all the way, as if no Ground would hold him.
- (transitive) To manipulate deceptively.
- 2010, Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul, The Silent Sea:
- The pilot instinctively juked the nimble chopper, but with so many bullets in the air, and so many of them spreading far from their intended target, it was impossible to evade them all.
- 2012, Dennis E. Showalter, Harold C. Deutsch, If the Allies Had Fallen: Sixty Alternate Scenarios of World War II, page 84:
- Veteran pilots “juked” their bombers to throw off the gunners' aim.
- 2013, David Bzdak, Joanna Crosby, Seth Vannatta, The Wire and Philosophy: This America, Man, page 75:
- As Roland “Prez” Pryzbylewski knows, there's another problem with treating good stats as good work: They can be juked. “All this so we score higher on the state tests? If we're teaching the kids the test questions, what is assessing in them?"
- 2014, William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, page 35:
- Schools are ever more adept at juking their admissions stats, using aggressive marketing practices to gin up larger and larger numbers of applicants, many of whom they know they'll never admit (the so-called “attract to reject” strategy)
juke (plural jukes)
- ^ Lorenzo Dow Turner, “West African Survivals in the Vocabulary of Gullah” (Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, 1938)
- ^ Will McGuire, “Dzug, Dzog, Dzugu, Jook, Juke”, Time, vol. 35, no. 5 (1940), p. 12
- ^ Eric Partridge (2015), “juke”, in Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor, editors, The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, 2nd edition, Abingdon, Oxon.; New York, N.Y.: Routledge, →ISBN, page 448.