Juking



[jook] /dʒuk/ Football.

verb (used with object), juked, juking.
1.
to make a move intended to deceive (an opponent).
noun
2.
a fake or feint, usually intended to deceive a defensive player.
n.

“roadhouse,” 1935; see jukebox.
v.

“to duck, dodge, feint,” by 1971, variant of jook (q.v.). Related: Juked; juking.

noun

verb

Related Terms

jive and juke, juking and jiving

[1900s+; fr Gullah fr Wolof and/or Bambara, ”unsavory”]

verb

To swerve and reverse evasively; trick a defender or tackler; jink: Rather than to juke a defensive back, then duck inside/ Zaffuto juked past Peters on the right side

[Sports; fr Scots jouk, of uncertain origin]

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