North American • informal
- (also juke joint) A roadhouse, nightclub, or bar, especially one providing food, drinks, and music for dancing.More example sentences
- Following his spurned overture, he was drinking at a juke joint with Sonny Boy Williamson.
- Even if you ignore his sizable catalogue of electrified Mississippi blues, you still gotta give him credit for keeping music alive in his legendary juke joint.
- Hearing the raw power of Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside working a juke joint changed all that.
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- 1Dance, especially to the music of a jukebox: a middle-aged couple shook and juked to the musicMore example sentences
- DJ Gino G spun the musical magic, keeping guests juking and jiving until the wee morning hours with the sounds of the Bee Gees, Blondie and Gloria Gaynor.
- 2(In sport) make a sham move to mislead an opponent: Howard juked left, sending three defenders leaning as he went toward the center of the fieldMore example sentences
- Surprisingly agile, Duckett is more than just a grinder - he jukes and uses improved footwork and balance to keep a defense on its toes.
- Florida cornerback Lito Sheppard intercepted the ball at the Gators' 21 and juked his way 63 yards to the Georgia 26 to set up the tying touchdown just before halftime.
- Jones has a tendency to try to juke and dance too much rather than keeping his pads low and shoulders square.
- 2.1Move in a zigzag fashion: I juked down an alleyMore example sentences
- He juked and jinked constantly firing and sending enemies to a fiery death.
- Blaine juked and jinked, and somehow succeeded in not being blown apart.
- I juked up to the gate and saw a guy with a baseball cap and a white jacket, with surgical gloves on his hands, holding a handgun by his side.
1930s: from Gullah juke 'disorderly'.
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