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Uke vs Zuke - What's the difference?

uke | zuke |

As a proper noun uke

is .

As a noun zuke is

(us|slang) zucchini.



Etymology 1

From by shortening.


(en noun)
  • Ukulele.
  • English clippings

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • The training partner against whom tori performs a move.
  • (Japanese fiction) A passive or submissive male fictional character in a same-sex relationship; a bottom.
  • * 2008 , Tan Bee Kee, "Rewriting Gender and Sexuality in English-Language Yaoi Fanfiction", in Boys' Love Manga: Essays on the Sexual Ambiguity and Cross-Cultural Fandom of the Genre (eds. Antonia Levi, Mark McHarry & Dru Pagliassotti), McFarland & Company (2008), ISBN 9780786441952, page 142:
  • Yaoi uke in fanfics often bear the brunt of stereotypical "negative female characteristics" such as passivity, helplessness, and masochism.
  • * 2010 , Pentabu, My Girlfriend's a Geek , Volume 1, Yen Press (2012), ISBN 9780316221801, unnumbered page:
  • You'd rather have Sebas be an uke ?
  • * 2010 , Kyoka Wakatsuki, "Afterword", in The Selfish Demon King , Digital Manga Publishing (2010), ISBN 9781569701324, unnumbered page:
  • Shizuku is so, so, so'' cute! I love him as an ''uke so much I can't stand it!
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    (en noun)
  • (US, slang) zucchini
  • * 2005 , Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufmann, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook
  • But please use tender young squash. The zuke someone overlooked in the garden until it was the size of a rolling pin will be too bitter for this casserole.
  • * 2009 , Dev Patnaik, Peter Mortensen, Wired to care: how companies prosper when they create widespread empathy
  • By the time she was nine, Nina was traveling to distant markets on her own to sell her family's fresh tomatoes, beans, squash, zukes , cukes, peppers
    English clippings