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variant spelling of yuk

slang : laugh
did it just for yuks
slang : joke, gag


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variants or less commonly yuk
used to express rejection or disgust
looked at the meal I had prepared and said "yuck, I hate that"

Examples of yuck in a Sentence

Interjection yuck, I really hate brussels sprouts
Recent Examples on the Web
But don’t get stuck in all the yuck. Noel Cody, Essence, 18 Aug. 2021
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, 12 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use


1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yuck was in 1966

Dictionary Entries Near yuck

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“Yuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yuck. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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