duk–duk

noun \ˈdu̇kˌdu̇k\

Definition of duk–duk

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a native secret society of islands of the Pacific ocean certain of whose members form a self-constituted judiciary and pose as sorcerers

  2. 2 :  a member of a duk-duk

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Origin and Etymology of duk–duk

native name in New Britain


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