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[yuhk] /yʌk/
interjection, Slang.
(used as an expression of disgust or repugnance):
Yuck, it's spinach again!
Origin of yuck1
1965-70, Americanism; expressive word


[yuhk] /yʌk/
noun, verb (used without object), verb (used with object), Slang.
yuk1 . Unabridged
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Examples from the web for yuck
  • Some humans say yuck to one kind of food,and therefore don't eat it, simple.
  • yuck to cities that have an immersed-in-swamp-and-lagoon moist-air light.
  • The reaction to swallowing has more to do with the slime yuck factor than taste.
  • As in a kitchen, yum can turn to yuck in an instant, and the difference between the two makes up a large part of the bottom line.
British Dictionary definitions for yuck


(slang) an exclamation indicating contempt, dislike, or disgust
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Word Origin and History for yuck

exclamation of disgust, 1966, origin perhaps echoic (cf. Newfoundland slang yuck "to vomit," 1963).

"laugh," 1938, yock, probably imitative.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for yuck



Yes, sir; certainly: Recycling tax. Camping fees. State park fees. License plate renewal tax. Yowza

[1934+; popularized by the band leader Ben Bernie]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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