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noun \ˈrək\

Definition of ruck

  1. 1a :  the usual run of persons or things :  generality trying to rise above the ruck — Richard Holtb :  an indistinguishable gathering :  jumble

  2. 2 :  the persons or things following the vanguard finished the race in the ruck

Origin and Etymology of ruck

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


First Known Use: 1601


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ruck

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Definition of ruck

Origin and Etymology of ruck

ruck, noun, wrinkle


First Known Use: 1706




RUCK Defined for English Language Learners

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ruck

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noun \ˈrək\

Definition of ruck for English Language Learners

  • rugby : a group of players who are trying to get the ball while it is on the ground

  • the ruck : ordinary or normal people or events

  • : a fight especially among a group of people

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