noun \ˈk\

: a black-and-white seabird of northern oceans

Full Definition of AUK

:  any of several black-and-white short-necked diving seabirds of the alcid family that breed in colder parts of the northern hemisphere — compare great auk

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Origin of AUK

Norwegian or Icelandic alk, alka, from Old Norse ālka
First Known Use: 1674

Rhymes with AUK


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