Pronunciation Interjection
  1. Uttered to indicate disgust usually toward an objectionable taste or odour. [from 1966]
    Antonyms: yum
    Yuck! This peanut butter is disgusting!
Synonyms Translations Noun

yuck (plural yucks)

  1. (uncountable) Something disgusting.
    • 2003, The New Yorker, 8 Dec 2003
      I fetched an orange from a basket and peeled it […] “Make sure you peel as much of the yuck off as possible,” she said. “I hate the yuck."
  2. (countable) The sound made by a laugh.
    • 2000, The New Yorker, 13 March 2000
      Given this insecurity, the creators of “The Simpsons” took an extraordinary risk: they decided not to use a laugh track. On almost all other sitcoms, dialogue was interrupted repeatedly by crescendos of phony guffaws (or by the electronically enhanced laughter of live audiences), creating the unreal ebb and flow of sitcom conversation, in which a typical character’s initial reaction to an ostensibly humorous remark could only be to smile archly or look around while waiting for the yucks to die down.

yuck (yucks, present participle yucking; past and past participle yucked)

  1. (obsolete) To itch.

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