variant spelling of

1 slang : laugh did it just for yuks
2 slang : joke, gag
\ ˈyək How to pronounce yuck (audio) \
variants: or less commonly yuk

Definition of yuck (Entry 2 of 2)

used to express rejection or disgustlooked at the meal I had prepared and said "yuck, I hate that"

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Synonyms: Interjection

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Interjection yuck, I really hate brussels sprouts
Recent Examples on the Web: Interjection The new iPad Pro marks the point midway between the way things were (Bezel? Yuck!) and the way they soon will be (Nothing but screen. David Pierce, WIRED, "Review: Apple iPad Pro (10.5-inch)," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of yuck


1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Yuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yuck. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of yuck

informal used to express disgust

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