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1. noun, dated A hearty or boisterous laugh. The comedian got a couple of yuks from the audience.
2. noun, dated That which evokes or results in a hearty laugh. My dad always appreciated a good, cheesy yuk.
3. verb, dated To laugh heartily or joke enthusiastically. Used especially in the phrase "yuk it up." Go ahead. Yuk it up. I'm glad you think my misfortune is so hilarious! We spent more time yukking it up than actually getting any work done.
4. slang An expression or exclamation of extreme disgust, aversion, or contempt. (A variant of "yuck.") Oh, yuk! What is that horrible smell? They want me to spend my Saturday picking up trash for charity? Yuk, no thanks. A: "Then he told me to either put out or get out." B: "Wow, yuk. What a pig."
yuk it up
To laugh boisterously and enthusiastically. Go ahead. Yuk it up. I'm glad you think my misfortune is so hilarious! We spent more time yukking it up than actually getting any work done.
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