ruck

1 of 2

noun

1
a
: the usual run of persons or things : generality
trying to rise above the ruckRichard Holt
b
: an indistinguishable gathering : jumble
2
: the persons or things following the vanguard
finished the race in the ruck

ruck

2 of 2

verb

rucked; rucking; rucks

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English, heap, pile, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hraukr rick — more at rick

Verb

ruck, noun, wrinkle

First Known Use

Noun

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Verb

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ruck was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Ruck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruck. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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