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juke 1

also jook  (jo͞ok, jo͝ok)Southeastern US
A roadside or rural establishment offering liquor, dancing, and often gambling and prostitution. Also called juke house, juke joint.
intr.v. juked, juk·ing, jukes also jooked or jook·ing or jooks
1. To play dance music, especially in a juke.
2. To dance, especially in a juke or to the music of a jukebox.

[Probably from Gullah juke, joog, disorderly, wicked, of West African origin; akin to Wolof dzug, to live wickedly, and Bambara dzugu, wicked.]
Word History: Gullah, the English-based Creole language spoken by people of African ancestry off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina, retains a number of words from the West African languages brought over by slaves. One such word is juke, "bad, wicked, disorderly," the probable source of the English word juke. Used originally in Florida and then chiefly in the Southeastern states, juke (also appearing in the compound juke joint) was an African-American word meaning a roadside drinking establishment that offers cheap drinks, food, and music for dancing and often doubles as a brothel. "To juke" is to dance, particularly at a juke joint or to the music of a jukebox whose name, no longer regional and having lost the connotation of sleaziness, contains the same word.

juke 2

 (jo͞ok) Football
v. juked, juk·ing, jukes
To deceive or outmaneuver (a defending opponent) by a feint; fake.
To deceive or outmaneuver a defender by a feint.
A feint or fake.

[Middle English jowken, to bend in a supple way.]
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a small roadside establishment that plays music and provides refreshments
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v. juked, juk•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to make a move intended to deceive (an opponent) in football.
2. a fake or feint usu. intended to deceive a defensive player.
[1425–75; orig. Scots jowk, late Middle English, probably alter. of Scots dook duck2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.juke - a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukeboxjuke - a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox
joint - a disreputable place of entertainment
2.juke - (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
feint - any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
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Realizing that "since the colored men did all of the manual work, they were the ones who actually knew how things were done," Jim frequents the "the jooks and gathering places in Colored Town," hanging out, swapping stories, and buying "treats" when he first moves to town (p.
This is one of many references in the text to the occupational hazards of ethnology, as she inscribes herself as a focal point of community conflict in the Loughman, Polk County, lumber camps and "jooks."
was growing up, house-party jooks were common in and around Marvell.
Hartunian said that Marcel Perry, a/k/a Juxx, a/k/a Jooks, age 23, of Albany, New York, was sentenced on Friday by United States District Court Judge Gary L.
Jim, who knows nothing about this trade, decides to go to "the jooks and gathering places in Colored Town" for information--"since the colored men did all the manual work, they were the ones who actually knew how things were done" (74).
Jooks Holland welcomes 2008 with a wide-ranging musical celebration, fraturing Paul McCarney.
The first is black music's single life, lived in "organic connection" to "formal and informal institutions of the Black Public Sphere." Symbolized by backwoods social clubs, or "jook joints," and the "Chitlin' Circuit," venues which served largely "segregated" audiences in the North and South, the music of this "sphere" provided (provides?) an autonomous soundtrack to black social life.
As stated earlier, the snap dancing was observed in at a small Bankhead nightclub called "The Poole Palace." The Poole Palace is a modern day juke joint or jook house.
Clearly this corner was the hub of a Georgia community in South Albany, yet three fourths of the town's citizens--including me--never laid eyes on June Bug's Grocery and the adjacent Cornfield Jook until the mid-eighties, when a newly opened roadway sliced through the heart of an African-American community in South Albany.