American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A roadside or rural establishment offering liquor, dancing, and often gambling and prostitution. Also called juke house, juke joint.
- v. To play dance music, especially in a juke.
- v. To dance, especially in a juke or to the music of a jukebox.
- v. To deceive or outmaneuver (a defending opponent) by a feint; fake.
- v. To deceive or outmaneuver a defender by a feint.
- n. A feint or fake.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A dialectal variant of jouk.
- See jouk.
- n. southern, US 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
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To bend the neck; to bow or duck the head.
- n. Prov. Eng. The neck of a bird.
- v. obsolete To perch on anything, as birds do.
- 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
- From Middle English jowken ("bend") (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“For one night only, the Queens Theatre will be transformed to recreate the makeshift bars and clubs of 1930's Mississippi that became known as juke joints, where weary workers sought release in the simplicity of a cold beer and the grinding rhythms of travelling bluesmen.”
“A juke is a dodge in sports to avoid a tackle or steal.”
“The music that footworkers dance to developed out of a similar style of dance music called juke in the mid '90s.”
“As has been well documented, many white rock performers found their calling in black juke joints and nightclubs or by listening to R & B on the radio, and the music they created challenged all the tenets of American citizenship.”
“When I first moved to Louisiana, I looked up a retired anthropologist who had devoted himself to researching the juke joints and blues musicians of this area.”
“We tried to hold conversation over the juke box, which we somehow managed.”
“After making his demonic deal, RJ goes down to the local juke joint to hang out with the traveling bluesmen currently in town.”
“In it, RJ talks about wanting to be a bluesman hanging out at the local juke joint listening to whatever musician is in town and trying to play the guitar himself.”
“You can smell the sweat and beer in the juke joint.”
“Self consciously downmarket taverns offering shot-and-beer specials, eclectic juke boxes and retro chic decorations threaten to crowd one another out of some East Village blocks.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘juke’.
Since English is littered with loanwords, everything could conceivably end up here. But there is a distinct feeling associated with these.. maybe they're young additions to the English language; I ...
list of music genres - anything. even the most obscure sub-genres of sub-genres
an immense, grandiloquent list that loads like a thousand years sentence in stone. new words are in the other lists.
Compare the etymologies of these words as given in the OED with the Gaelic backgrounders in this book, How the Irish Invented Slang: The Secret Language of the Crossroads (Counterpunch, 2007). Awai...
Listless no more,
Good for vocab! The seemingly common words are actually referring to lesser-known definitions.
Looking for tweets for juke.