yeuk

verb
\ ˈyük How to pronounce yeuk (audio) \
variants: or less commonly yuke
yeuked also yuked; yeuking also yuking; yeuks also yukes

Definition of yeuk

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland
: itch

First Known Use of yeuk

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yeuk

Middle English (northern) yukyn, from Old English giccan — more at itch

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“Yeuk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yeuk. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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