muk·​tuk ˈmək-ˌtək How to pronounce muktuk (audio)
: whale skin used for food

Examples of muktuk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To make mikigaq, the whale meat and muktuk are cut in thin slices and mixed together with the tongue. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 2 July 2022 Buser lamented that changes in this year’s race mean forgoing annual rituals, like receiving a bag of muktuk in Unalakleet each year from a family friend. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Mar. 2021

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Word History


Inuit maktak

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of muktuk was in 1880

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“Muktuk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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