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
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.