Juke meaning

jo͝ok, jo͝ok
To deceive or outmaneuver (a defending opponent) by a feint; fake.
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To play dance music, especially in a juke.
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To dance, especially in a juke or to the music of a jukebox.
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A roadside or rural establishment offering liquor, dancing, and often gambling and prostitution.
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To deceive or outmaneuver a defender by a feint.
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A feint or fake.
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To outmaneuver by a feint or other deceptive movement.
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To outmaneuver someone in such a manner.
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(Southern US) A roadside cafe or bar, especially one with dancing and sometimes prostitution.
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To play dance music, or to dance, in a juke.
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To deceive or outmaneuver (someone) using a feint, especially in American football or soccer.
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To bend the neck; to bow or duck the head.
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The neck of a bird.
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(prison slang) To stab.
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Origin of juke

  • orig. uncert.

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Probably from Gullah juke, joog disorderly, wicked of West African origin Wolof dzug to live wickedly and Bambara dzugu wicked

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English jowken to bend in a supple way

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Gullah juke, joog (“wicked, disorderly”) (compare Wolof and Bambara dzug (“unsavory”)).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English jowken (“bend”)

    From Wiktionary