See also: Huck

English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /hʌk/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌk

Etymology 1 edit

Unknown. Perhaps a variant of chuck or hoick.

Verb edit

huck (third-person singular simple present hucks, present participle hucking, simple past and past participle hucked)

  1. (transitive, informal) To throw or chuck.
    He was so angry that he hucked the book at my face.
    • 2008, Stephen King, A Very Tight Place:
      Mostly these portable toilets are just thin molded plastic [] But at construction sites, we sheet-metal the sides. Cladding, it's called. Otherwise, people come along and punch holes through them. [] Or kids will come along and huck rocks through the roofs, just to hear the sound it makes.
  2. To throw oneself off a large jump or drop.
  3. To throw one's body in the air, possibly in a way that is ungraceful or lacks skill.
  4. (transitive, Ultimate Frisbee) To throw a frisbee a long distance.
  5. (intransitive, Ultimate Frisbee) To make a long throw with the frisbee; to start a point by making such a throw.
  6. (mountain biking) To attempt a particularly big jump or drop, often haphazardly.
    A longer fork makes the bike more cumbersome, but you will be able to huck more stuff.
    If you huck it (the take-off), you'll drop about 20 feet.
  7. (mountain biking) To make a maneuver in a clumsy or poorly planned way.
  8. (transitive, whitewater kayaking) To paddle off a waterfall or to boof a big drop.
    I hucked a sweet 25-foot waterfall on the Tomata River.

Noun edit

huck (plural hucks)

  1. (Ultimate Frisbee) A long throw, generally at least half a field in length.
  2. (skiing, snowboarding) A drop or jump off a cliff or cornice.

Etymology 2 edit

Backformation from huckle, or from Middle English hoke (hook); compare hokebone (hip).

Noun edit

huck (plural hucks)

  1. (dialect) A person's hip.
Related terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

From Middle English hukken, related to German höken (to haggle; traffic).

Verb edit

huck (third-person singular simple present hucks, present participle hucking, simple past and past participle hucked)

  1. (dated) To haggle in trading.

Anagrams edit

Yola edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English hucke (to depart, proceed).

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

huck

  1. to come
    • 1867, “A YOLA ZONG”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 1, page 84:
      Huck nigher; y'art scuddeen; fartoo zo hachee?
      Come nearer; you're rubbing your back; why so ill tempered?

Derived terms edit

References edit

  • Jacob Poole (d. 1827) (before 1828) William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, published 1867, page 84