Definitions

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  • v. Alternative form of juke.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. See juke.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To roost; perch.
  • To lie down; be flat.
  • To stoop or incline the body with a quick motion, or suddenly shift one's position so as to avoid or mitigate a blow, or conceal one's self; duck or dodge.
  • To bow or courtesy; make obeisance.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "Leastwise, he doesna strike me except when he's mortal, and syne I can jouk him."

    The Little Minister

  • Now gang your ways hame, like a gude bairn --- jouk and let the jaw gae by --- Keep out o 'sight o' Rashleigh, and Morris, and that MacVittie animal

    Rob Roy

  • It was blithe and heartsome to go birling to Skeighan in the train; it was grand to jouk round Barbie on the nichts at e'en!

    The House with the Green Shutters

  • Now gang your ways hame, like a gude bairn -- jouk and let the jaw gae by -- Keep out o 'sight o' Rashleigh, and

    Rob Roy — Complete

  • I pick out sleekit (sly) which I know from Burns, but most words: swick (cheat) swither (dither) and jouk (dodge) are new to me.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • NB: Jan de manifestasyon sa yo se lansman yon seri mobilizasyon manch long ki va kontinye jouk Titid tounen lakay, sa va fèt nan bon kondisyon pasifik e demokratik, paske fanmi lavalas se patizan lapè e Titit se senbòl lapè a. Moun ki responsab jan de aktivite sa yo se:

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  • No doubt this gentleman knows what he is doing, and has assurances of the young lady’s safety — So you must jouk and let the jaw gae by, as we say.”

    The Surgeon's Daughter

  • Now gang your ways hame, like a gude bairn — jouk and let the jaw gae by — Keep out o’ sight

    Rob Roy

  • No doubt this gentleman knows what he is doing, and has assurances of the young lady's safety -- So you must jouk and let the jaw gae by, as we say. "

    The Surgeon's Daughter

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