ruck

noun
\ ˈrək How to pronounce ruck (audio) \

Definition of ruck

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

ruck

verb
rucked; rucking; rucks

Definition of ruck (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of ruck

Noun

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Verb

1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ruck

Noun

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

Verb

ruck, noun, wrinkle

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“Ruck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ruck. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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