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yuk1

[yuhk] /yʌk/
noun
1.
a loud, hearty laugh.
2.
a joke evoking such a laugh.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), yukked, yukking.
3.
to laugh or joke:
The audience really yukked it up at the movie.
Also, yuck, yock, yok, yak.
Origin
imitative
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Word Origin and History for yukked

yuk

"laughter, something evoking laughs," 1964, imitative; see yuck (2).

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

yuck

interjection

An exclamation of disgust: ''Those women on the PBS specials seem to love it.'' ''Yuck,'' Connie mugged (1969+)

noun

A disgusting substance, person, or thing; someone or something nasty: precipitation in the form of rain, snow, and assorted other atmospheric yuck/ clean all the yecch out of her system/ Mario is an intellectually dishonest person. He's just yecch (1943+)

Related Terms

yak

[perhaps echoic of gagging or vomiting]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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