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Luke vs Juke - What's the difference?

luke | juke |

As verbs the difference between luke and juke

is that luke is to pull while juke is to play dance music, or to dance, in a juke or juke can be to deceive or outmaneuver (someone) using a feint, especially in american football or soccer or juke can be (prison slang) to stab.

As a noun juke is

(southern us) a roadside cafe or bar, especially one with dancing and sometimes prostitution or juke can be a feint.



(wikipedia Luke)

Alternative forms

* (rare biblical abbreviation)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 2005 Dallas Hudgens, Drive Like Hell , Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0743251636, page 94:
  • "Your parents like Cool Hand Luke''''', yes?" "I don't really know. Why?" "Why? Because they name you '''Luke'''." I was worried I might have to explain that my name wasn't all that uncommon, and, anyway, Claudia had named me after the alter ego of Hank Williams, ' Luke the Drifter.
  • (Luke the Evangelist), an early Christian credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
  • * :
  • Luke , the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
  • (biblical) The Gospel of St. Luke, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the third of the four gospels.
  • juke


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) juke, jook, ).(Lorenzo Dow Turner), “West African Survivals in the Vocabulary of Gullah” (Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, 1938)Will McGuire, “Dzug, Dzog, Dzugu, Jook, Juke”, Time, vol. 35, no. 5 (1940), p. 12


    (en noun)
  • (southern US) A roadside cafe or bar, especially one with dancing and sometimes prostitution.
  • Synonyms
    * barrelhouse * juke joint
    See also
    * (l)


  • to play dance music, or to dance, in a juke
  • Derived terms

    *jukebox *juke joint

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)


  • To deceive or outmaneuver (someone) using a feint, especially in American football or soccer
  • *{{quote-news, 2009, January 5, Pat Borzi, Eagles Elude Vikings, but Giants Stand in the Way, New York Times citation
  • , passage=Turning the Vikings'¯ blitz against them, Westbrook took a screen pass from Donovan McNabb , then juked and scooted 71 yards for a touchdown. }}
  • To bend the neck; to bow or duck the head.
  • * L'Estrange
  • The money merchant was so proud of his trust that he went juking and tossing of his head.


    (en noun)
  • A feint.
  • The neck of a bird.
  • Etymology 3


  • (prison slang) To stab.
  • * 1992 , Ed McBain, Kiss
  • "None'' of the Latinos liked him."
    "So now he's dead."
    "So go talk to the ''other
    ten thousand people could've juked him."
  • * 2007 , Teenager filmed by friend as he stabbed 16-year-old student to death'' (in ''Mail Online , 9 February 2007) [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-435076/Teenager-filmed-friend-stabbed-16-year-old-student-death.html]
  • On the internet that night Asghar told a friend: "I'll bang him and then f*** it man, might as well juke [stab] him up tomorrow."
  • * 2012 , Russell Banks, Book of Jamaica
  • He beat me up a couple of times, and I got scared, so one night when he started up again, I just juked him. Three times in the chest, and it still didn't kill him! But I had to go to jail for a whole year.