Jouk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Jouk See Juke.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jouk To roost; perch.
    • jouk To lie down; be flat.
    • jouk 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.
    • jouk To bow or courtesy; make obeisance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Jouk jōōk (Scot.) to duck or dodge: to bow
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Usage

In literature:

He will find that innocence and uprightness will hold his feet firm and make him happy when jouking will not do it.
"Samuel Rutherford and some of his correspondents" by Alexander Whyte
But John jouked to the side, and Swipey skinned his knuckles on the wall.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
Jouk, and let the jaw gang by.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Jouk (duck) and let the jaw (wave) go by.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
She was seen jouking up closes in't.
"The Little Minister" by J. M. Barrie
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In poetry:

Then we frichten'd the troots wi' oor wee white feet,
As we paidled up the burn,
Till they splutter'd to win frae oor sicht in the broo,
Wi' mony a jouk an' turn.
"The Deil's Stane" by Alexander Anderson