from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A roadside or rural establishment offering liquor, dancing, and often gambling and prostitution. Also called juke house, juke joint.
- intransitive v. To play dance music, especially in a juke.
- intransitive v. To dance, especially in a juke or to the music of a jukebox.
- transitive v. To deceive or outmaneuver (a defending opponent) by a feint; fake.
- intransitive v. To deceive or outmaneuver a defender by a feint.
- n. A feint or fake.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A roadside cafe or bar, especially one with dancing and sometimes prostitution.
- v. to play dance music, or to dance, in a juke
- v. To deceive or outmaneuver (someone) using a feint, especially in American football or soccer
- n. A feint
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To bend the neck; to bow or duck the head.
- n. The neck of a bird.
- intransitive v. To perch on anything, as birds do.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A dialectal variant of jouk.
- See jouk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
- n. a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox
Probably from Gullah juke, joog, disorderly, wicked, of West African origin; akin to Wolof dzug, to live wickedly, and Bambara dzugu, wicked.
Middle English jowken, to bend in a supple way.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Gullah juke, joog ("wicked, disorderly") (compare Wolof and Bambara dzug ("unsavory")). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English jowken ("bend") (Wiktionary)