There are 2 definitions of yuck in English:

yuck1

Syllabification: yuck
Pronunciation: /yək
 
/
(also yuk)
informal

exclamation

  • Used to express strong distaste or disgust: “Raw herrings! Yuck!”
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    • CREEPY-crawliesfound themselves in the spotlight this week in Carlow and no one dared - not even once, to utter the word… yuk!
    • Some of their food was quite nice but some was a bit yuk!
    • It's so annoying when you are in the middle of a meal and then the person behind you lights one up yuk!
    Synonyms
    ick, ugh, yech, blech, phew, eww, gross

noun

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  • Something messy or disgusting: I can’t bear the sight of blood and yuck
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    • Look at this messy bunch of used napkins, all with yuck inside.
    • A couple of weeks back I was feeling exhausted, had a splitting headache, intense muscle pain, all in all yuck.
    • The last thing you want is a lifetime of arm stubble, yuck.

Origin

1960s: imitative.

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There are 2 definitions of yuck in English:

yuck2

Syllabification: yuck
Pronunciation: /yək
 
/
(also yuk)
North American informal

noun

  • A laugh, especially a loud hearty one.
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    • It doesn't have as many yucks and guffaws as the original, but it can hold it's own as a fairly good comedy.
    • Don't expend too many yucks straight away because there are quite a few other thigh-slappers in her essay.
    • It's not just yucks, but there's a lot of funny in it too.

verb

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  • 1Laugh, especially in a loud hearty way.
  • 1.1 (yuck it up) Act so as to cause laughter; fool around.
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    • Jacques Chirac, Gerhard Shroeder and Vlad Putin were yukking it up at the G8 conference with jokes to one another about British cuisine.
    • Over there is the circus Fat Man, Preston Lacy, yucking it up for your viewing pleasure.
    • There's a fine shot of him yucking it up in Beijing with former Chicom boss Jiang Zemin, aka the Robin Williams of the Middle Kingdom.

Origin

1930s (theatrical slang): probably imitative.

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