duk-duk

noun
\ˈdu̇kˌdu̇k\
plural -s

Definition of duk-duk 

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 : a member of a duk-duk

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History and Etymology for duk-duk

native name in New Britain

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