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Definition of "juke" []

  • A roadside or rural establishment offering liquor, dancing, and often gambling and prostitution. Also called juke house, juke joint. (noun)
  • To play dance music, especially in a juke. (verb-intransitive)
  • To dance, especially in a juke or to the music of a jukebox. (verb-intransitive)
  • To deceive or outmaneuver (a defending opponent) by a feint; fake. (verb-transitive)
  • To deceive or outmaneuver a defender by a feint. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "juke" in a sentence
  • "For one night only, the Queens Theatre will be transformed to recreate the makeshift bars and clubs of 1930's Mississippi that became known as juke joints, where weary workers sought release in the simplicity of a cold beer and the grinding rhythms of travelling bluesmen."
  • "A juke is a dodge in sports to avoid a tackle or steal."
  • "The music that footworkers dance to developed out of a similar style of dance music called juke in the mid '90s."