Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of juke1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Congee.
  • v. To dodge; to move quickly to avoid something or to hide; to dart away.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See jouk, joukery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast
  • n. a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox

Etymologies

Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)
From Cantonese  (juk1) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Congee is called "jook," so maybe next time I should use that word when I confound the folks in Chinatown.

    The end is near

  • Koreans also eat a kind of rice porridge jook which is similar to Chinese jook or congee, but made with short grain rice.

    Lack of posts

  • Last winter, I made fresh pumpkin puree for the first time, and used a lot of the then golden-orange pulp right away to make breads, muffins, soups, and a korean porridge called ho-bahk jook "ho-bahk" means squash, and "jook" refers to any type of porridge, typically made with rice.

    Orange, Take One - Springtime Pumpkin Pancakes

  • When he got home, he found household matters at a standstill, for the bow-legged boy had been tearfully employed in thinking how Jan would despise his old friends when the "jook" had acknowledged him, and he had become a nob.

    Jan of the Windmill

  • Jan was very happy, and the brief dream of the "jook" was over, but his heart clung to his old home.

    Jan of the Windmill

  • When I turned five, my mother began rubbing my face and arms with pearl creams, and mixing ground pearls into my morning jook - rice porridge - hoping the white essence would permeate my skin.

    Excerpt: Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

  • It's amazing sometimes just how little credit some folk do deserve ... jook

    Email ‘n Walk Lets You Multitask Without Getting Hit By A Car | Lifehacker Australia

  • Beulah would reach down and place her hand on the dog’s head, whispering, “Shhhh, jook.

    Excerpt: An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear

  • When it is done, the jook should be soupy and creamy but still have a little chew.

    The Food Matters Cookbook

  • The jook should have a porridge-like consistency; if it becomes very thick too quickly, turn down the heat and stir in more water.

    The Food Matters Cookbook

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  • Jamaican slang for 'poke'.

    November 6, 2010

  • as far as I know, Chinese rice gruel is called congee. Jook (죽) is Korean.

    May 7, 2009