Definition of juke
: to fake out of position (as in football)
: to juke someone
Examples of juke in a Sentence
He juked a couple of defenders and scored.
She juked and weaved around the defense.
Recent Examples of juke from the Web
A couple of plays later, though, Allen caught dump-off pass and made a nifty move to juke rookie linebacker Donald Payne.
Runs very hard after the catch — flashes a nasty stiff arm — or can juke and make guys whiff.
Broncos running back C.J. Anderson planted his right leg to juke a Houston defender in a late October game against the Houston Texans.
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Origin and Etymology of juke
probably alteration of English dialect jouk to cheat, deceive
First Known Use: 1967See Words from the same year
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Definition of juke for English Language Learners
sports : to make a false movement in order to deceive (an opponent)
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